Harriet Tubman


harriet tubman harriet tubman born araminta ross c   january 29 1822   march 10 1913 was an american abolitionist and political activist, born into slavery in maryland harriet tubman c 1820 to march 10 1913 escaped to freedom in the north in 1849 to become the most famous conductor on the underground railroad tubman risked her life to lead hundreds of family members and other slaves from the plantation system to freedom on this elaborate secret network of safe houses, harriet tubman née araminta ross born c 1820 dorchester county maryland usdied march 10 1913 auburn new york american bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the south to become a leading abolitionist before the american civil war

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senator jeanne shaheen democrat of new hampshire recently introduced the harriet tubman tribute act and called on the treasury department to offer clarity on the status of the 20 bill the legislation if passed would direct the department to place the likeness of tubman on 20 federal reserve notes printed after dec 31 2020, treasury decides to put harriet tubman on 20 bill the new designs were to be revealed next year which is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the constitution which granted women the right to vote, harriet tubmans unparalleled grit intelligence and bravery over the course of her long life certainly make her worthy of such an honor last month trump described the redesign of the 20 bill with tubmans image as pure political correctness and suggested she could be added to the 2 bill instead

harriet tubman died in 1913 in auburn new york at the home she purchased from secretary of state william seward in 1859 where she established the harriet tubman home for the aged she was buried with military honors at fort hill cemetery tags harriet tubman underground railroad civil war american heroes african american history slavery spies, the original image upon which this stamp is based is a cartedevisite portrait of harriet tubman taken in auburn ny around 1868 it can be found at the national museum of african american history culture more information about harriet tubman can be found here, the redesign of the 20 bill featuring harriet tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020 treasury secretary steven mnuchin said on wednesday the unveiling had been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote

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