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Harriet Tubman

Course number : 19443   ID : 89043    Class Section : Spring 1
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Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman suffered a severe head injury as an adolescent when an overseer threw a metal weight at another slave but struck her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia, which plagued her throughout her life. Tubman became deeply religious, experiencing strange visions and dreams, which she believed to be portents from God. Following her escape, Tubman, using the network of antislavery activitsts and safe houses known collectively as the Underground Railroad, made some 13 missions, rescuing approximately 70 enslaved people. She later assisted abolitionist John Brown in recruiting men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. She served as an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the Civil War and, in her later years, was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrange. Come and explore the life and legacies of this extraordinary woman.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Peter Fisk 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Please note the class will be extended 30 minutes from the catalog. The instructor wishes to show a film.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/25/2020 - 2/25/2020 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 108 Peter Fisk