- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A sculpture of Harriet Tubman is now a part of the art collection at the Maryland governor’s mansion.

Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled a bust of the Maryland native on Monday evening in Annapolis.

Tubman was born in Dorchester County and spent nearly 30 years as a slave on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She escaped in 1849 and returned to Maryland’s Dorchester and Caroline counties to help slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.

In 2013, President Barack Obama designated a Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland.

In September, a portrait of Frederick Douglass became the first painting of an African-American to be part of the collection at Government House, which is the name of the Maryland governor’s residence. The 19th century abolitionist also was a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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