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Kristin Helberg

Harriet Tubman

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  Go Down Moses c Kristin Helberg 2012

Go Down Moses c Kristin Helberg 2012

When I was working on some paintings in 2012  for a show honoring Harriet Tubman that was featured at the Reginald Lewis Museum of African American art in Baltimore, I did some more reading about this astounding woman.

I had no idea that she actually fought in the civil war and did spy work for the Union army, besides guiding many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

It is only fitting that her image should grace the face of the new $20 bill which is the most circulated note in our currency.   I have never been prouder of our country.