Posts Tagged ‘Harriet Tubman’

Stop the Press: New Photos from the Past

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by rbeckley in News, Teen Services

Does this lady look familiar to you?


American school children have seen her face countless times, have read her story of escaping slavery only to make the same trip many times, guiding hundreds of escaped slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Most pictures of Harriet Tubman were taken about 10 to 20 years later. But this photo is reported to be taken when she was around 43 years old, placing it just after the end of the Civil War.

With the US Treasury’s plan to put Harriet Tubman’s face on the $20 bill, this find is a wonderful way to celebrate Black History Month.


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*”Stop the Press” features current events posts by Rebecca, the Teen Librarian at the Grove Hall Branch, on the first Tuesday of every