Celebrates the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman and William Still Underground Railroad Walk
Across New Jersey: Celebrating New Jersey's History and Heroes
Every Step of the Way," which took place September 29
through October 13, 2002, highlighted a unique part of the
state's history and celebrated the freedom network that operated
from Cumberland to Hudson County. Secretary of State Regena
Thomas and the staff from the Department of State retraced
the 180-mile path the Underground Railroad took across New
journey began in Greenwich's Hancock Harbor, with a symbolic
crossing from Delaware to New Jersey. The tour ended with another
symbolic crossing from Jersey City to New York City, where
participants paused for a moment of silence at the site of
the former World Trade Center before visiting the African Burial
Ground and the Foley Square Monument.
Millicent Sparks and Marvin Jefferson portrayed Harriet
Tubman and William
Still, the legendary leaders of the Underground Railroad.
view photographic coverage of the event, please visit the Web
site at www.state.nj.us/state/undergroundrailroad/tour_images/photos.html.