At the December 8 Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting our own Mike Bell treated our members and friends to a discussion that lent considerable insight into the life of Harriet Tubman and her impact on the war and its aftermath. Mike effectively emphasized how her early experiences as an enslaved person fed her dedication to bringing freedom to others—as an active abolitionist, as a successful conductor on the underground railroad, an active participant in military activities, nursing suffering soldiers and, after the war, aiding the fight for women’s suffrage. Mike’s presentation shed more light on the reasons driving the Department of the Treasury to honor civil rights icon Harriet Tubman on the newly-designed twenty-dollar bill!

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