Silk lace and linen shawl given to Harriet Tubman by Queen Victoria
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- Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913
- Harriet Tubman escaped the bonds of slavery as a young woman in the early 1800s. She returned to the South many times as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad to lead other African Americans to freedom. During the Civil War, Tubman served as a spy, nurse, and cook for Union Forces. In 1863, she helped free more than 700 African Americans during a raid in South Carolina - a feat that earned her the nickname "General Tubman." England's Queen Victoria gave Tubman this shawl around 1897.
- From Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963.
- A white, square-shaped shawl made of silk lace and linen, given to Harriet Tubman by Queen Victoria around 1897.
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- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
- ca. 1897
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- silk lace and linen
- H x W: 36 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (92.7 x 72.4 cm)
- Place used
- Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
- Place depicted
- England, Europe
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- Slavery and Freedom Objects
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- African American
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