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The Sweet Taste of Freedom: An Apple for Harriet Tubman


Title: An Apple for Harriet Tubman

Author: Glennette Tilley Turner

Illustrator: Susan Keeter

We all learned that Harriet Tubman was the greatest conductor of the Underground Railroad. Did you know she was also a Union Army nurse, a scout for the Civil War, a military strategist or that she loved apples? This captivating book shares information about Harriet Tubman that children aren't commonly exposed to.

I first learned of Harriet Tubman as a child living in Beaufort, SC. I was excited to learn that Harriet Tubman lived in Beaufort as a nurse and military spy. Finding out that she walked the very street that I walked somehow made me feel empowered!

Harriet Tubman was an integral part of the success of the Combahee River Raid that took place near Beaufort, SC. Ms. Tubman served as navigator and military strategist in the Combahee River Raid which freed hundreds of enslaved Gullah Geechee people.

Today there is a Harriet Tubman Bridge that stretches across the Combahee River in the Lowcountry. Soon there will be a monument in Beaufort, SC to commemorate Ms.Tubman's contributions to the area, the Civil War, and to the Reconstruction Era. Learn more about the monument.

"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." ~Harriet Tubman

This is a recently discovered photo of Harriet Tubman. She is believed to be in her 40's in this photo. (Swann Auction Galleries)

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