Author Topic: Harriet Tubman's Jacksonville story  (Read 279 times)

thelakelander

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Harriet Tubman's Jacksonville story
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:22:40 AM »
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Born Araminta Ross and known as “the Moses of her people,” Harriet Tubman escaped enslavement and rescued hundreds, using a network of safe houses and antislavery activists known as the Underground Railroad. What’s not taught in the local history books is that she also had a North Florida story.


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Re: Harriet Tubman's Jacksonville story
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 02:01:55 PM »
Lake, another great story adding to Jacksonville's rich, but little known, and even less appreciated, history.

I hope you can find a vehicle at some point that would set historic markers throughout the City and the region highlighting the history you present here regularly.  If you go to states up north, they are "littered" with historic markers, but not so much in these parts.
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Re: Harriet Tubman's Jacksonville story
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 02:30:24 PM »
Thanks Jaxlongtimer! We're currently working on getting historic markers at several sites throughout the city now. Stay tuned!
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Re: Harriet Tubman's Jacksonville story
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 07:59:01 PM »
Thanks Jaxlongtimer! We're currently working on getting historic markers at several sites throughout the city now. Stay tuned!

Maybe if we make a point to put some of those markers in front of historic buildings, there would be greater pause to tear them down.