Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry explores the life of the trailblazing conductor of the secret Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything—including her own life—to see that dream come true. After her own daring escape, Harriet helped more than 300 other slaves make the dangerous journey to freedom. This quintessential biography for middle grade readers was praised by the New Yorker as "an evocative portrait," and by the Chicago Tribune as "superb."
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. Established by an Act of Congress in 2003, it is the culmination of decades of efforts to establish a national museum that promotes and highlights the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected close to 37,000 objects.