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Jackson was a free black man to whom Tubman appealed for assistance in 1854 in attempting to retrieve her brothers and who, because he was literate, would have been an important link in the local communication network.
The Jacob Jackson Home Site has been donated to the United States.
The Refuge provides vital habitat for migratory birds, fish, and wildlife that are components of this historic landscape. The Refuge has helped to conserve the landscape since 1933 and will continue to conserve, manage, and restore this diverse assemblage of wetlands, uplands, and aquatic habitats that play such an important role in telling the story of the cultural history of the area.
In the midst of this landscape, the State of Maryland is developing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park on a 17-acre parcel.
In 1859, she purchased a farm in Auburn, New York, and established a home for her family and others, which anchored the remaining years of her life.
In the Civil War she supported the Union forces as a scout, spy, and nurse to African-American soldiers on battlefields and later at Fort Monroe, Virginia.
Contact: Lucreatia Wilson, Star Hill AME Church, Delaware Underground Railroad tours. She was a leader in the struggle for civil rights who was forever motivated by her love of family and community and by her deep and abiding faith.This is the landscape where free African Americans and the enslaved led a clandestine movement of people out of slavery towards the North Star of freedom.These sites were places where enslaved and free African Americans intermingled.Nearby is the farm that belonged to Edward Brodess, enslaver of Tubman's mother and her children.The James Cook Home Site is where Tubman was hired out as a child.