Screening of a film about Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist, at the Téat Otonom Mawon in Fort-de-France

She was an exceptional woman. Harriet Tubman marked the history of slavery in the United States. An American film is dedicated to him. It will air this Saturday, September 10, 2022 on TOM (Téat Otonom Mawon).

It was in 2015. TheAmerican Fraternity”20 year old women“throw youpetition to put Harriet Tubman’s image on $20 bills. The heroine of the fight against slavery emerged at the head of a consultation carried out with hundreds of thousands of Internet users. She is ahead of famous activists and feminists like Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks.

In 2015, when the petition was launched, only white men appeared on the greenbacks: George Washington ($1), Thomas Jefferson ($2), Abraham Lincoln ($5), Alexander Hamilton ($10), Jackson ($20 ), Ulysses Grant ($50), and Benjamin Franklin ($100).

Land President Barack Obama he is naturally enthused about Harriet Tubman. Therefore, he agrees to put it appears on $20 bills. But the project will be abandoned by his successor Donald Trump before finally being relaunched by new President Joe Biden in February 2021.


Harriet Tubman is an exceptional woman.



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The film by director Kasi Lemmons broadcast this Saturday, September 10, 2022 on TOM (Téat Otonom Mawon) in Fort-de-France, recalls the exceptional journey of this daughter of slaves was born in 1822 and promised the same fate as his parents and histo the grandmother kindergarten, presumably captured in Ghana and deported to Maryland in the United States.

Like them, Harriet Tubman was abused at a young age. in September 1849tired of being beaten and fearing to be sold to an even crueler masterHarriet Tubman he escapes for the first time from the plantation. But very quickly he turns around before fleeing again and arriving in Pennsylvania after a walk of almost 150 kilometers.

When I discovered that I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if it was the same person. There was so much glory about it all: the sun appeared like gold through the trees and over the fields, and I felt as if I were in Heaven.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is committed to fighting racism and for women’s suffrage.



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Rather than take advantage of her freedom, Harriet Tubman made several trips back and forth between Pennsylvania and Maryland free your family members and other slaves. He estimates that he has helped seventy people. But some specialists speak of hundreds of captives who would have taken advantage of his network, the underground railway.

At the beginning of the Civil War, Harriet Tubman she enlists as a nurse in the Union regiments. She then trains her own spies sent behind enemy lines to discover her secrets and better defeat them. Later, she became involved in the fight against racism and for women’s right to vote.

died in 1913 of pneumonia, Harriet Tubman receives military honors at her burial at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. We owe you a memorable phrase, as simple and strong as the extraordinary woman she was.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, patience and passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

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