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Yoni Appelbaum 20 Apr 16
1. Harriet Tubman’s first biographer, Sarah Hopkins Bradford, tells a remarkable story about the anti-slavery hero.
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Yoni Appelbaum 20 Apr 16
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2. Tubman had an intimation that her parents, still held as slaves in Maryland, were in trouble. She needed funds to effect their rescue.
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3. Tubman marched into the New York office of abolitionist Oliver Johnson, and staged a sit-down hunger strike to secure the necessary funds
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4. The Lord, she said, had told her to come and demand twenty dollars. Incredulous, Johnson ignored her.
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Yoni Appelbaum 20 Apr 16
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5. When she fell asleep, people who heard of her plight stuffed $60 into her pockets. She journeyed south, and brought her father to freedom
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6. “I want twenty dollars,” Tubman said. Now, she’ll be on all of our $20 bills.
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suldrew 20 Apr 16
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how perfect
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Dr. Mike Ghouse 20 Apr 16
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- Great story! I have added my notes to it at
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