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Harriet Tubman

Conductor of the Underground Railroad


Harriet Tubman.Harriet was born a slave in 1820 and never achieved status as a teacher, businesswoman, writer or scientist.

What she did do was make these achievements possible for others through her tireless and unyielding quest for the fundamental element necessary for these pursuits: personal liberty.

Harriet will relive her early, carefree childhood and the subsequent end to this at age six when she was put to work wherever and whenever the master said.

The love of her family kept her spirit strong as her hatred of slavery grew. In 1849, she finally escaped to freedom through the "Underground Railroad." She returned to rescue her family and over 300 other slaves, and then aided the Union during the Civil War to put a final end to slavery.

Harriet's commitment to "doing what I believe is the right thing to do" makes her a truly inspiring role model for children.


RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:

  • Black history
  • Women’s history
  • Civil War, slavery
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Biographies, character education
  • Social studies and language arts

Kids in Audience.SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:

  • September 17 - Citizenship Day
  • September 17-23 - Constitution Week
  • September 22, 1862 - Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation
  • October - National Book Month
  • October 16-22 - National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
  • October 22 - National Make A Difference Day
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • November 13-19 - American Education Week
  • December 6 - Anniv. of the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery
  • December 20 - Beginning of the Civil War
  • February - Black History Month, Youth Leadership Month
  • February 1 - Freedom Day
  • March - Women's History Month
  • March 10 - Harriet Tubman Day
  • April 9 - End of the Civil War
  • April 14 - First Abolitionist Society founded by Ben Franklin
  • April 8-14 – National Library Week
  • May 7-13 – Children’s Book Week

*For specific tie-ins to your state's curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.


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