President Obama will officially designate a national monument dedicated to Harriet Tubman on the Eastern Shore. Obama, according to a Sun report, will sign a proclamation on Monday that, after years of false starts and political wrangling, will finally make the Tubman monument official. You might recall that Rep. Andy Harris submitted legislation for a Tubman monument last year, legislation that did not include any funding for the project. Hmm. Instead of dwelling on that, the legions of Tubman admirers can now look forward to a park and monument adjacent to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County. The timing is right, considering that Tubman passed away 100 years ago this month. You can read about art and music she's inspired ("Muse of Her People") in our current issue.
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