Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Created in Chester County

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Governor Tom Wolf, along with the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Commission and members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, announced the launch of Harriet Tubman scenic byway in Chester County, writes Keith Schweigert for FOX43

The Pennsylvania Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway along State Route 52 follows routes that Tubman and other leaders of the Underground Railroad used as they led Americans to freedom from enslavement. 

“This new byway helps tell the courageous story of the journey of Black Americans from slavery to freedom, as well as the story of those who fought for all people in America to be free,” said Carrie Fischer Lepore, Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism, and Film at the PDCED. 

“We are thrilled to establish this important byway and unveil it during the 200th year since Harriet Tubman’s birth,” she added. 

The byway passes more than 19 stops that concern the Underground Railroad, from the Delaware State Line north through Pennsbury, Kennett, and Pocopson Townships. As such, it helps raise the profile of these important pieces of our nation’s history. 

The route is also linked to over 200 miles of byways that honor Harriet Tubman’s legacy in Maryland and Delaware. 

Read more about the Pennsylvania Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in FOX43.

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