#1744 – 1978 13c Black Heritage: Harriet Tubman

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U.S. #1744
1978 13¢ Harriet Tubman
Black Heritage

 
Issue Date: February 1, 1978
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 156,525,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10 ½ x 11
Color: Multicolored
 
In 1978, the U.S.P.S. introduced the Black Heritage Series. This issue honors Harriet Tubman, who was known as the Moses of her people. A former slave, she escaped bondage by fleeing to Pennsylvania. However, she returned to the South at least 19 times in order to help more than 300 slaves escape to freedom.
 
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)
Abolitionist and Suffragette
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Bucktown, Maryland. Tubman escaped to Philadelphia in 1849 via the Underground Railroad, a network of Quakers and abolitionists. In a series of daring trips, Tubman helped lead members of her family and hundreds of others to freedom. Tubman assisted John Brown in organizing the raid on Harper’s Ferry and served as a nurse, cook, and spy for the Union Army. After the Civil War, Tubman was active in the women’s suffragette movement.
 
 
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U.S. #1744
1978 13¢ Harriet Tubman
Black Heritage

 
Issue Date: February 1, 1978
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 156,525,000
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10 ½ x 11
Color: Multicolored
 
In 1978, the U.S.P.S. introduced the Black Heritage Series. This issue honors Harriet Tubman, who was known as the Moses of her people. A former slave, she escaped bondage by fleeing to Pennsylvania. However, she returned to the South at least 19 times in order to help more than 300 slaves escape to freedom.
 
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)
Abolitionist and Suffragette
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Bucktown, Maryland. Tubman escaped to Philadelphia in 1849 via the Underground Railroad, a network of Quakers and abolitionists. In a series of daring trips, Tubman helped lead members of her family and hundreds of others to freedom. Tubman assisted John Brown in organizing the raid on Harper’s Ferry and served as a nurse, cook, and spy for the Union Army. After the Civil War, Tubman was active in the women’s suffragette movement.