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Harriet Tubman

University of Maryland renames women’s studies department after Harriet Tubman

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Born a slave in Maryland, the famous abolitionist led dozens to freedom through the Underground Railroad. By Danielle Wallace, Fox News — The University of Maryland announced Friday it’s renaming the women’s studies department after Harriet Tubman – the 19-century abolitionist and famous female “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. “It is my honor to announce a major milestone in our university’s history: the first honorific naming of an academic department at UMD, the Harriet Tubman Department…

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