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For the Lending Library Program
Students Grades PreK - 12
Harriet Tubman was the best known conductor in the Underground Railroad, a secret network of people who helped escaping slaves reach freedom. It was dangerous and illegal work for everyone involved. This dramatic tour leads you along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Using virtual reality, augmented reality and a compelling audio soundtrack, it takes you through landscapes that Tubman knew as a slave and from which she fled as a young woman. Thousands of slaves escaped bondage in years leading up to the Civil War. What made Tubman remarkable was her repeated returns as a fugitive to rescue family and friends.