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Political Movements & Events - Key Figures - Harriett Tubman

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Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War.
She successfully escaped slavery in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.

Physical violence was a part of daily life for Tubman and her family. The violence she suffered early in life caused permanent physical injuries. Tubman endured seizures, severe headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life. She also experienced intense dream states, which she classified as religious experiences.

Harriet Tubman, widely known and well-respected while she was alive, became an American icon in the years after she died. A survey at the end of the 20th century named her as one of the most famous civilians in American history before the Civil War, 3rd only to Betsy Ross and Paul Revere.

In April 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill. She continues to inspire generations of Americans struggling for civil rights with her bravery and bold action.

The presentation covers the following:

Early Life (2)
Childhood Violence
Permanent Injuries
Father’s Freedom
Adulthood & Marriage
Escape From Slavery
Underground Railroad
Rescuing Her Family
Fugitive Slave Law
Douglas & Brown
Civil War Service
Later Life
Financial Issues
Illness & Death
The $20 Bill
Legacy (2)
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