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TALLAHASSEE – Known both as “Moses” and “The Conductor,” Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who played a prominent role in the fight against slavery both in the years leading up to and during the U.S. Civil War. Nurse, Union spy, and key leader in the Underground Railroad, Ms. Tubman’s humanitarian work also reached into Florida where she helped recruit African Americans for service in the Union Army.
In recognition of her little-known contributions and selfless sacrifice in Florida, and, as the 100th anniversary of her death approaches, the Florida Senate tomorrow will adopt Senate Resolution 430. The resolution will be read in its entirety by the sponsor, Senator Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando).
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm, Senate Chamber.