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Read The Powerful Letter Fredrick Douglass Wrote To Harriet Tubman In 1868 | Watch The Yard

Watch The Yard Staff, Watch The Yard Douglass and Harriet Ross Tubman were both born into slavery around the same time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and became two of the best-known African Americans of the Civil War era. Both Douglass and Tubman escaped slavery as young adults: he in 1838, she in 1849, but did not turn their backs on their fellows in bondage and fought the rest of their lives to free their people. While Douglass fought with words by becoming the spokesperson for the anti-slavery movement, giving lectures, and starting his own abolitionist newspaper, Harriet operated in the […]

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COMMENTARY: U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman | The Afro-American

A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The Afro-American A photograph of Harriet Tubman is seen at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park’s Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. (State Dept./Astrid Riecken). Featured Image uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman would be the first African-American woman featured on U.S. currency. The $20 currently features a former president, Andrew Jackson, who not only owned slaves, but ordered the death march of thousands of Native Americans. Euphemistically called “Indian Removal,” […]

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South Jersey Black church being turned into museum honoring Harriet Tubman | New York Amsterdam News

Cyril Josh Barker, New York Amsterdam News A previously unknown portrait of Harriet Tubman. Library of Congress. Featured Image indicate that a church in Cape May, N.J., is being transformed into a museum honoring abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman. The Macedonia Baptist Church is converting the next-door home of its late pastor, the Rev. Robert Davis, into a museum scheduled to open in 2020. Local developers and business owners Robert Mullock and his son Zack are planning the project that is hoped to be a tourist attraction. Nearly $700,000 is reportedly needed to flood proof the building, which fell […]

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Whether she’s on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating her | The Washington Post “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” - Harriet Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” – Harriet Tubman

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