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Harriet Tubman


 (tŭb′mən), Harriet 1820?-1913.
American abolitionist. Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, she escaped to the North in 1849 and became the most renowned conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading more than 300 slaves to freedom.


, William Vacanarat Shadrach 1895-1971.
Liberian politician. As president of Liberia (1944-1971) he modernized the country and maintained a close relationship with the United States.
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(Biography) William Vacanarat Shadrach (vəˈkænəˌræt ˈʃædræk). 1895–1971, Liberian statesman; president of Liberia (1944–71)
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(ˈtʌb mən)

1. Harriet (Araminta), 1820?–1913, U.S. abolitionist: escaped slave.
2. William Vacanarat Shadrach, 1895–1971, president of Liberia 1944–71.
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Noun1.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)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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His order to delay the replacement of the Indian-hating racist Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with the freedom-loving Harriet Tubman leaves no doubt as to where this president stands on the issue.
Risking allegations of racism, Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has postponed to 2028 the issuance of a new $20 bill featuring the image of African-American anti-slavery crusader and political activist Harriet Tubman.
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NE Offers owner Christopher Tubman said: "Over the last three years we have raised over PS80,000 for those in real need in our community at this crucial time of year.
Last year, Mr Tubman and NEOFFERs raised PS68,325 after thousands of kindhearted North Easterners pledged PS5 to feed a friend for Christmas.
Tuan Wreh's groundbreaking book, "The Love of Liberty" chronicled Tubman's repressive 27-year rule; and was openly opposed to Mr.
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Children may be familiar with the name Harriet Tubman, and they may even know some of the story of the Underground Railroad.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Library of Congress announced the joint acquisition of an album of 44 rare photographs, including a previously unrecorded portrait of abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, as well as the only known photograph of John Willis Menard, the first African-American man elected to Congress.