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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,” are the words of famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman. With feminism and equality petitioning on the rise, it's no surprise to find that the $20 bill is now adapting to accommodate equality.
Harriet Tubman is a famous African-American leader in history. She escaped Southern slavery and led hundreds of other African Americans to freedom through the Underground Railroad. This consisted of a network of safehouses and hidden paths to help African American slaves escape to free states.
Tubman left the South in hopes of becoming an abolitionist and fighting against slavery and segregation in Maryland. She is one of the most famous civil rights activists due to her role in the operation of the Underground Railroad.
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