Md.'s Harriet Tubman National Park To Get $462,650 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Md.'s Harriet Tubman National Park To Get $462,650

Play associated audio

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland legislators have secured $462,650 in federal funding for Dorchester County's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced the appropriation Monday, adding that she has requested an additional $500,000 in this year's transportation and housing funding bill for the park.

The federal aid will be used to design and build the park's visitor center and other facilities, such as a memorial garden and exhibits, walking paths, and bike facilities, according to Mikulski staffers.

Mikulski says the project is expected to bring thousands of additional tourists to Maryland's Eastern Shore, as well as honor Tubman's legacy.

Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom during the Civil War, was born on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
NPR

New Cuba Relationship Could Be A Boon For American Farmers

Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
NPR

'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
NPR

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.