DCPS Students take Harriet Tubman field trip
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.