History July 24, 2020 at 02:00 pm

Seven myths about Harriet Tubman you should know

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor July 24, 2020 at 02:00 pm

July 24, 2020 at 02:00 pm | History

Historian: What the True Story of Harriet Tubman Teaches Us | Time
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Tubman was an “old woman” during her rescue missions

When you look at various monuments, art and history presentations, Tubman is often portrayed as a “grandmother figure” but these were photos she took late in her life. Actually, Tubman escaped slavery at the age of 27, and during the years rescuing people with the Underground Railroad, she was young. Her advertisement for her return in 1849 described her as “of a chestnut color, fine looking, and about 5 feet high.”

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