Harriet Tubman

She was born Araminta “Minty” Ross the exact date, year and place is unknown as it was for many slaves.

She was married twice, first to John Tubman and had one child, Gertie through adoption.

She had a brother named Moses.

She helped newly freed slaves find work.

She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the Civil War and liberated more than 700 slaves in the raid at Combahee Ferry.

She died in a home for African Americans that she helped establish.

She’ll replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill at some point after 2020.

She received a widow’s pension from the Civil War.

She changed her first name after her first marriage.

She said “I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say —I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”


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