Governor Hogan Proclaims September International Underground Railroad Month
For the second year in a row, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month, which recognizes Maryland as the most powerful Underground storytelling destination in the world. It also commemorates all those involved in the Underground Railroad, including Maryland’s courageous Harriet Tubman, the brilliant orator Frederick Douglass, and thousands of freedom seekers. “Maryland has the most documented successful escapes, and was heavily active in the Underground Railroad,” said Governor Hogan. “Recognizing International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland honors the heroism of many brave men, women, and children who took a dangerous journey along the Underground Railroad and those who fought for their freedom.”
September marks the anniversary dates of both Douglass’s self-liberation from Baltimore’s President Street Station and Tubman’s self-liberation from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Visitors can explore their stories and the powerful history of The Underground Railroad through interpretive materials, tours, attractions, and guides as they visit Maryland’s Network to Freedom sites, follow the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway, and at other destinations across Maryland. For more information and
Underground Railroad travel resources, follow the link below to the redesigned VisitMaryland.org website.