Harriet Tubman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Harriet Tubman United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
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Usage

In literature:

The best known of all the black conductors was a brave runaway slave woman named Harriet Tubman.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
MY DEAR MADAME: I am happy to learn that you are to speak to the public of Mrs. Harriet Tubman.
"Harriet, The Moses of Her People" by Sarah H. Bradford
Dillingham, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman used these routes.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
HARRIET TUBMAN had been their "Moses," but not in the sense that Andrew Johnson was the "Moses of the colored people.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Harriet Tubman was one of the most energetic of these slave conductors and brought away several thousand slaves.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
And so her people came to call Harriet Tubman the Moses of the black race.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Tubman, Harriet, 718; 844.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Unfailing was Harriet Tubman's confidence in God.
"Women of Achievement" by Benjamin Brawley
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In news:

A pedestal for Harriet Tubman.
Since 1978, with the introduction of the Harriet Tubman stamp, the USPS has been honoring African Americans who have made vital contributions to the United States.
An example is the "Keep going" proverb of Harriet Tubman pertaining to escaping Slaves.
Harriet Tubman has history on her side.
An Evening with Harriet Tubman (150th Civil War Anniversary).
Mikulski Receives Harriet Ross Tubman Award.
The Maryland African-American Tourism Council honors US Sen Barbara Mikulski with the 2012 Harriet Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award.
I was shocked to learn that the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Leadership Academy is on the block for closure.
Back in 2001, Kevin Cottrell of Motherland Connextions talks about Harriet Tubman who walked across the suspension bridge where the Whirlpool Bridge stands today.
Harriet Tubman with Beverly Lowry.
Articles Featuring Harriet Tubman From History Net Magazines.
Harriet Tubman descendants gather for forthcoming centennial of her death.
The Literacy Imperative promotes reading and offers free programs at its 201 Harriet Tubman St location.
Century will return next month with her interpretation of Harriet Tubman, Ayars said.
Her other historical interpretations include Harriet Tubman, Bessie Coleman and Sojourner Truth.
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