After the war, she established the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, which institutionalized a pattern of her life -- caring for African Americans in need.
I have had the applause of the crowd and the satisfaction that comes of being approved by the multitude, while the most that you have done has been witnessed by a few trembling, scarred, and foot-sore bondmen and women, whom you have led out of the house of bondage, and whose heartfelt "God bless you" has been your only reward.
Bazel Church is located nearby on a 1-acre clearing edged by the road and otherwise surrounded by cultivated fields and forest.According to tradition, this is where African Americans worshipped outdoors during Tubman's time.A quarter mile to the north are Scotts Chapel and the associated African-American graveyard.The church was founded in 1812 as a Methodist congregation.Jackson was a free black man to whom Tubman appealed for assistance in 1854 in attempting to retrieve her brothers and who, because he was literate, would have been an important link in the local communication network.
The Jacob Jackson Home Site has been donated to the United States.
First suggested Global Holiday for all Women & their Families throughout the world. Born Araminta Ross in 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, on the plantation where her parents were enslaved, she took the name "Harriet" at the time she married John Tubman, a free black man, around 1844.
Contact: Lucreatia Wilson, Star Hill AME Church, Delaware Underground Railroad tours. She was a leader in the struggle for civil rights who was forever motivated by her love of family and community and by her deep and abiding faith.
The National Park Service has found this landscape in Dorchester County to be nationally significant because of its deep association with Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
It is representative of the landscape of this region in the early and mid-19th century when enslavers and enslaved worked the farms and forests.
Later, in the mid-19th century, African Americans split off from the congregation and formed Bazel Church.