There was a remarkable fete on Saturday, Oct. 16, where nearly 200 bikers gathered to ride in commemoration of Miss Harriet Tubman. This was a significant event organized to raise funds to create a sculpture of her, designated to be erected on the lawn of the Dorchester County Courthouse.

Miss Tubman was responsible for freeing over 300 slaves up and down the South. “During a ten-year span she made 19 trips.” She risked her life every time she made that trip and had slight regard for her own safety. “She repeatedly returned to the Eastern Shore rescuing some 70 slaves in 13 expeditions” (according to wikipedia.org).

We can all be proud of this strong woman who neglected the odds against her. She instead did what she was born to do. ... bringing freedom to the embattled. Miss Tubman believed all mankind had a right to liberty.

Thanks to the Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation who organized the event.

ROSE POTTER

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