DCPS Stu­dents take Har­riet Tub­man field trip

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CAM­BRIDGE — On Thurs­day, Oct. 27, the African Amer­i­can His­tory classes of North Dorch­ester and Cam­bridgeSouth Dorch­ester high schools trav­eled the Quest for Free­dom Tour.

The tour be­gan at the Vis­i­tors Cen­ter in Cam­bridge where the group viewed ar­ti­facts and read ar­ti­cles about the jour­neys of his­toric fig­ures and the ways that wa­ter leads the lives of the peo­ple of Dorch­ester County.

Stu­dents then boarded a bus with do­cents Bill Jar­mon and Her­schel Johnson to see and learn about life dur­ing the time of Har­riet Tub­man and be­yond. The bus trav­eled past the court­house where slaves were auc­tioned and records were lost dur­ing a fire.

They trav­eled past the home of the Bai­leys to see the slave quar­ters. The group also jour­neyed to the Spocott Wind­mill and walked through the one room school house and free black home.

Their jour­ney took them to see the mag­nif­i­cent new Na­tional Park in honor of Har­riet Tub­man. Johnson took the stu­dents back in time to the Stan­ley In­sti­tute and Christ Rock Church.

Stu­dents en­joyed the trip to the Buck­town Store where Su­san Mered­ith told sto­ries that made them all feel like they were watch­ing his­tory take place. The group ended the tour at the Har­riet Tub­man mu­seum to watch a movie about her life jour­ney.


Dorch­ester high school stu­dents trav­elled around the county to learn more about the life and time of Har­riet Tub­man.

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