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Today, March 10th is Harriet Tubman Day. It was proclaimed as such back on March 10, 1990 by then President George Bush Sr. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=1823#axzz1okEt411Z
I did not know that, about the day or the man who made it so; very interesting. Thank you very much for that informative interjection. 🙂
PBS also ran a show about William Still who Harriet Tubman went to to smuggle out people
“Underground Railroad: The William Still Story tells the dramatic story of William Still, one of the most important yet largely unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad. Still was determined to get as many runaways as he could to “Freedom’s Land,” smuggling them across the US border to Canada. Bounty hunters could legally abduct former slaves living in the so-called free northern states, but under the protection of the British, Canada provided sanctuary for fugitive slaves.
William Still was a humble Philadelphia clerk who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom in the tumultuous years leading up to America’s Civil War. Still was the director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers and safe houses that stretched from Philadelphia to what is now Southern Ontario. In his fourteen years in the service of the Underground Railroad, he helped nearly eight hundred former slaves to escape. ”
Once again, thank you very much for the informative comments. 😉
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