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Our Walks

We walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. Our journeys include walks on the Underground Railroad as well as historical walks, including the 1954 Voting Rights March from Selma-to-Montgomery, AL.

 

In between our longer walks celebrating our ancestors spirit, fortitude and fight for freedom, we explore local history and heroes through walks in recognition of historical land and landmarks. 

Note: the header photo is a map showing the lines of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania. The photo is licensed under Creative Commons. This image is available from the New York Public Library's Digital Library under the digital ID da7163e0-d5a0-0132-9a71-58d385a7bbd0: digitalgallery.nypl.org → digitalcollections.nypl.org

OUR NEXT UNDERGROUND WALK!

Will Be Announced Soon!

Our Prior Walks and Events

JOURNEY TO HARRIET TUBMAN'S HOME

400 MILES

2023 TO 2024

From Philadelphia, PA to Auburn, NY -- we are making the trek over a series of walks to where Harriet Tubman built her home in Auburn. The walks will take place over two years through New Jersey to Manhattan to Auburn. 

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PATH TO FREEDOM: CROSSING THE OHIO RIVER

30 MILES

June 2022

In honor of our ancestors journey to freedom, we crossed the Ohio River -- walking from the Rosenwald Negro School in Mayslick, KY to the 100 Steps to Freedom ascending to the John Rankin House in Ripley, OH to commemorate Juneteenth. Our two native-born OH Daughters designed a trip rooted in the spirt, community and ancestors in Ohio.  

The picture is looking out on the Ohio River to the shores of Kentucky - the view our enslaved ancestors saw after they made it across the Ohio river in their fight for freedom.

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FROM WILBERFORCE-TO-YELLOW SPRINGS: JUNETEENTH WALK 2022

10 MILES

June 2022

We co-hosted a public walk with the Yellow Springs Juneteenth Committee, the 365 Project and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Over 80 people participated in the historic 10-mile walk from the museum on the campus of Wilberforce and Central State Universities to the Village of Yellow Springs.  

The picture is the Daughters at the opening program.

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HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM IN CAPE MAY, NJ

September 2021

We journey to Cape May, NJ to celebrate the new Harriet Tubman Museum -- an effort spearheaded by the aunt of one of the Daughters. We honored Harriet's history and time spent in Cape May.

The picture is of the Harriet Tubman Museum.

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COMMEMORATION OF 1954 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH

54 MILES

March 2021

We walked in the footsteps of our foremothers and forefathers to commemorate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. We walked the 54-mile journey from Selma, AL to Montgomery, AL.

The picture is of our arm-in-arm walk up to the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, AL.

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RICHMOND HISTORIC ENSLAVED PEOPLES TRAIL

June 2021

A local journey -- we walked the 5-mile Historic Slave Travel in Richmond, VA on Juneteenth to honor the spirit of our ancestors who were enslaved and fought for their freedom.

The picture is our sister paying homage to our ancestors at the enslaved memorial.

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WE WALK WITH HARRIET

116 MILES

September 2020

We joined We Walk With Harriet to walk the footsteps of Harriet Tubman from her birthplace in Cambridge, MD to freedom in Kennett Square, PA. We walked the 116-mile journey in 6 days along the country roads of Maryland's Eastern Shore to the rolling hills of Southern Pennsylvania.

 

This picture is our joyous arrival in Kennett Square. 

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