Harriet was born into slavery in 1822. Following her personal escape, she chose to return, enabling some 70 others to escape over 13 trips with the help of the Underground Railroad.
During the Civil War she participated as a scout and spy for the U.S. Army. She was also active in the Womens’ Suffrage Movement.
Harriet has become an icon of courage and freedom.
Share the History
We are responsible for educating the next generation. Stamping Tubman Over Jackson is a great, fun opportunity to talk with your kids about our American History and the ongoing struggle to make tomorrow better than today for people of all colors and heritage.
Harriet Tubman Risked Her Life for the Underground Railroad
Known as the “Conductor”, Harriet was instrumental in the escape of an estimated 300 slaves to the North over 19 missions. She also acted as a spy during the Civil War with the code-name ‘Moses’. Born into slavery, Harriet was dedicated to abolishing slavery. Her astounding accomplishments drove her nomination to be displayed on the $20 bill. Currently Andrew Jackson, a slave owner, is positioned on our most common currency.
When the Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that Jackson’s replacement would be delayed until 2028, many Americans took notice. While many reasons were listed that encouraged this delay like security features, it’s still disappointing.
Be the Catalyst for Change
You may not be able to change the world but you can work to bring the people within your circle of influence into the arms of the ‘Tubman Over Jackson’ movement.