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Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most famous African American woman in the world, but she’s usually remembered in two-dimensions - the hero of the underground railroad rescuing slaves from the misery of the plantation system.

The real Tubman did far more than this in her remarkable life, not least by being the first woman to lead a military raid in US history.

Helping Don understand the truth behind the legend is Janell Hobson, who edited a wonderful collection of work for Ms Magazine celebrating the bicentenary of Harriet Tubman’s birth:

Edited and produced by Freddy Chick, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long

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