President Barak Obama issued a proclamation on March 25, 2013, declaring the land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where Tubman was born, lived and traveled as a national monument and set the stage for the National Historical Park Designation. On December 19, 2014, the President signed into law H.R. 3979, in which was authorized the creation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. Together, the national historical park and monument will preserve the unique landscape associated with Harriet Tubman's life on the Eastern Shore.
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