Links and photos to accompany the Harriet Tubman episode of The History Chicks Podcast
After a lifetime of seizures, headaches and suffering caused from a childhood head trauma -- hit by a heavy metal weight by a slave overseer -- Harriet Tubman started to succumb to this injury as she aged. By 1911, she became so frail she had to be admitted into the rest home named in her honor and later died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913, surrounded by her friends and family. She was 91. She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York, where she lived with her...
Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who helped them on their journey across the Niagara River. The statue based on a fictional book, Freedom Crossing, is breathtaking, because a character from the book, Laura, is disguised in men’s clothing and pointing to Canada, while a real life hero is helping a family onto a boat.
Learn the largely untold story of how a Quaker, Thomas Garrett, provided the most important station on Harriet Tubman’s famous Underground Railroad and assisted 2,700 freedom seekers in their dangerous flight north, and whose moral fire was enkindled when slave chasers falsely captured a dear friend—a freed person—who had worked with dignity for the Garrett family business.
Underground Railroad monument - Windsor, Ontario - The Tower of Freedom monument near the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The sculptor was Ed Dwight and monument was placed here in October, 2001. The sister UGRR monument in Detroit was dedicated earlier that same day in a ceremony featuring Aretha Franklin.
"Freedom Stairway" the one hundred steps leading down from the Rankin House toward the Ohio River. The John Rankin House in Ripley was a station on the Underground Railroad It was said that when a light shone in the window of Rankins home , it was safe for the slaves to approach. Rankin helped more than 2 thousand slaves to escape..Riply Ohio