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10 Fascinating Facts About Harriet Tubman, the New Face of Our $20 Bill

     

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Harriet Tubman in old age. (Wikimedia Commons)

It's official: Harriet Tubman is replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. (Alexander Hamilton can thank Lin Manuel-Miranda for keeping his face on $10 bill.)

You probably know some of the basics on Harriet Tubman: she was an abolitionist and an early civil rights leader who helped free many slaves around the time of the Civil War.

But there are so much more you should know about Harriet Tubman beyond those basic bullet points. See how much you know:

1

What state was Harriet Tubman from?


Mississippi
Kentucky
Maryland
2

Harriet Tubman was the oldest member present at the organizing meeting of what organization?


ACLU
NAACP
American Woman Suffrage Association
3

Where on her body was Tubman injured when she was young?


Her ankle
Her head
Her left arm
4

About how many slaves did Tubman free during her time on the underground railroad?


300
30
30,000
5

Which other famed rights activist personally knew Harriet Tubman?


Emmeline Pankhurst
Susan B. Anthony
Thomas Jefferson
6

What was Tubman's nickname?


Moses
St. Francis
No nickname -- she was known as Harriet, her name
7

What job did Tubman NOT work during the Civil War for the Union?


Spy
Cook
Firefighter
8

Where would Tubman bring slaves to their freedom?


Maine
Canada
Michigan
9

What year did Harriet Tubman die?


1913
1900
1925
10

What was the highest reward offered for her capture?


$400
$4000
$40,000

10 Fascinating Facts About Harriet Tubman, the New Face of Our $20 Bill

Lily Altavena

Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.

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