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Harriet Tubman (Auburn, NY)

The seven-and-half foot tall (2.3 meters) bronze statue represents a young Harriet Tubman, traveling on the Underground Railroad. Clothed in nineteenth-century shawl, jacket, and pleated skirt, Tubman strides forward with her booted foot visible…

William Seward and Harriet Tubman Statue (Schenectady, NY)

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Life-size statue of William Seward and Harriet Tubman standing on Mohawk Valley ordovician dolostone inside a garden bed. Seward stands with a cane in his right hand and his left arm around the back of Tubman. He wears nineteenth-century clothing…

Harriet Tubman's Likely Birth Record

A document showing that Anthony Thompson paid $2 to a midwife for Rit, Tubman's mother, on March 15, 1822. This date coincides with Tubman’s likely birth date.

Brodess Plantation

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Photograph of the fields of the former EdwardBrodess Plantation near Bucktown, Maryland. Between 1823-24, Edward Brodess moved to his own property near Bucktown, Maryland, bringing with him Tubman's mother and their children, separating them from…

Go Down Moses, Let My People Go!

1917 arrangement of the spiritual, "Go down, Moses, Let my people go!"

[Verse 1]
When Israel was in Egypt's land
Let my people go
Oppressed so hard they could not stand
Let my people go

Go down, Moses
'Way down in Egypt's…

Harriet Tubman Highway Marker

Marker text: Harriett Tubman 1820-1913 The "Moses of her People," Harriett Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom from herself and some three hundred other slaves who she led North. In the Civil War she served the Union Army as a nurse,…

Portrait of John Brown

Photograph showing three-quarter length portrait of John Brown with beard, facing slight to the right.

H.R. 4982, A bill granting a pension to Harriet Tubman Davis, late a nurse in the United States Army

Congress received many letters of support for Tubman's pension claim. In 1899, Congress passed, and President William McKinley signed, H.R. 4982. The bill authorized an increase of Tubman's pension to twenty dollars per month for her service as a…

General Affidavit of Harriet Tubman Davis regarding payment for services rendered during the Civil War

Although Tubman received a pension as the widow of Union Army veteran Nelson Davis who had served as a private in the Eight United States Colored Infantry, she did not receive a pension for her own work for the Union Army. Tubman petitioned Congress…

Harriet Tubman Tombstone, Fort Hill Cemetery, (Auburn, NY)

Harriet Tubman's tombstone was erected in 1937 by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. The inscription on the front reads: "Harriet Tubman Davis (1820–1913)" on the front. The back of the tombstone features an inscription noting Tubman's…