Archaeologists search for home of Harriet Tubman's father

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  • November 10, 2020
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Archaeologists are working on a property in Maryland that historians believe may have been the home of Harriet Tubman’s father.

The property, part of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is thought to have once been home to the Underground Railroad “conductor” and her family, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.

“Finding Harriet Tubman’s father’s home would be an amazing discovery,” Julie Schablitsky, chief archaeologist with Maryland’s highway association, said in a statement. “Being able to add a new chapter to her life through archaeology and share it with the traveling public is an honor.”

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