This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them. Included in the collection is a newspaper article entitled "Unveil Tubman Memorial" from the Cleveland Advocate.
The Africans in America Web site is a companion to Africans in America, a six-hour public television series. The site examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery in America and the global economy that prospered from it. It reveals how the presence of African people and their struggle for freedom transformed America. The site includes a brief biography on Harriet Tubman, a photograph of Tubman, and a document for the Incident that Happened in Troy, New York.
During the U.S. Civil War Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Davis served the Union side as a scout, nurse, cook and spy. After the war she received a pension as the widow of Union veteran Nelson Davis who had served as a private in the Eight United States Colored Infantry. Tubman later petitioned Congress for additional benefits for her own service—she submitted this affidavit which outlines her responsibilities during the war.
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. The project includes the full text of Harriet, the Moses of Her People and Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah H. Bradford.