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Kim Szewczyk

Kim Szewczyk is a Senior Interpretive Specialist for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park 

Lesser Known Facts of Harriet Tubman

Did you know? Discover lesser known facts of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. Today, Wednesday March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day. She passed away on this day 108 years ago in 1913, and this day has been recognized In the U.S. since 1990. 1. Harriet Tubman was married again in 1869 to former-slave, Civil War veteran Nelson Davis. Over 20 years younger, and sick from tuberculosis, Davis' skill as a…

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Harriet Tubman’s small stature looms large in our national narrative.

Harriet Tubman’s small stature looms large in our national narrative. Born enslaved in 1822, Tubman was first put out to work at the age of five checking muskrat traps in the cold winter waters of Dorchester County, MD. By six, she was tasked with keeping an infant quiet, a job from which she carried the scars of the whip her entire life. Enduring a severe head injury as a young teen, Tubman…

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