How can Harriet Tubman story be used to inspire young people to stay drug free, to strive for academ
Is the desire “to be free” as powerful in the consciousness of the African American community as it
Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross. Her mother, Harriet “ Old Rit” Green, was owned by Mary Pattison Brodess. Her father, Ben (Old Ben) Ross, was owned by Anthony Thompson, who eventually married Mary Brodess. Araminta, or “Minty,” was one of nine children. While the year of Araminta’s birth is unknown, it probably occurred between 1820 and 1825. Minty’s early life was full of hardship. Mary B
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Who is doing something in our community today that is an example of the spirit of Harriet Tubman?
March other Notable African American Achievers
March 2, 1867 - U.S. Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University. March 3, 1865 - Freeman’s Bureau established by federal government to aid newly freed slaves. March 5, 1770 - Crispus Attucks becomes one of the first casualties of the American Revolution. March 6, 1857 - U.S. Supreme Court issues Dred Scott decision. March 9, 1941 - Amistad mutineers freed by U.S. Supreme Court. March 10, 1913 - Harriet Tubman dies.March 11, 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In