Not a man, a TUB-man!
Vote Harriet Tubman to be on the $20 bill!
Did you know?
- Harriet Tubman is mostly known as the “Moses of her People,” but she had a few other names? Her birth name was Araminta Harriet Ross, and she was known as “Minty” for short.
- Because of the Underground Railroad the selfish slave masters had to learn to do things by themselves because the slaves were gone.
Harriet worked for the Union Army making meals and nursing injured soldiers. She was also a brave solider. She is most famous for leading the Combahee River expedition.
The first of many journeys to the North was before her niece Kessiah was at risk of being sold. Luckily, her rich husband managed to outbid anyone else.
Harriet also had a disability. She had Narcolepsy or sleeping spells. She could fall asleep any time and any place. This was caused by a severe blow to the head by a 2-pound iron weight thrown at another enslaved African, but it hit Harriet on the head when she was about 12 years old.