Delmarva Treasure – Victoria Jackson-Stanley, Mayor of Cambridge
In 2008, Victoria was the first African American woman to be elected mayor of Cambridge, which also made her the first black mayor on the eastern shore.
Recently, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Representative Andy Harris, Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and senior officials from the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered in Cambridge to celebrate the creation of the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.
Harriet Tubman is her hero. Victoria believed Harriet Tubman’s mission, in her opinion, was to do something for her community. Victoria has always felt that pull to do something for her community as well. She relates to Harriet in many ways.
One of Victoria’s long term goals is that every child knows about how Harriet Tubman came from a small area and did big things, and the message is you can to.