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Harriet Tubman Portrait Poster

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Harriet Tubman Portrait Poster

SKU:
06010-TUBMAN1
Weight:
0.80 LBS
Maximum Purchase:
2 unit(s)
Gift Wrapping:
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$3.00

This new, full-color, 11 x 17 Harriet Tubman Portrait Poster features a confident, stoic Harriet Tubman. Our Tubman wall poster is printed on heavy-weight photo stock and shipped flat. This regal poster should be in every child's bedroom and in every classroom - as a source of inspiration for all. 

NOTE: Due to anticipated demand, please allow 2-4 weeks for poster.


The Remarkable Life of Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad 
Conductor, Union Spy, and Civil War Strategist

Born Araminta Harriet Ross (1820 – March 10, 1913), Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue hundreds of slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era, struggled for women's suffrage.  

As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a severe head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling seizures, narcoleptic attacks, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream experiences, which occurred throughout her life. A devout Christian, Tubman ascribed the visions and vivid dreams to revelations from God.  

In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives and other slaves to freedom. When the Southern-dominated Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, requiring law officials in free states to aid efforts to recapture slaves, she guided the fugitives to present-day Southern Ontario, mainly St. Catharines, in the Niagara region where the historic Province of Upper Canada had outlawed the importation of slaves in 1793 abolished it altogether in 1834.  

When the American Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. After the war, she retired to the family home in Auburn, New York, where she cared for her aging parents. She became active in the women's suffrage movement in New York until illness overtook her. Near the end of her life, she lived in a home for elderly African Americans that she had helped found years earlier. 

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Size:
11" W x 18" H
Stock:
Poster Stock