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Madame Tussauds Unveils Harriet Tubman Wax Figure, Along With Activist's Relatives



Harriet Tubman Wax Figure Revealed At Madame Tussauds

Who: Ten direct descendants and family members of Harriet Ross Tubman, and children from Washington D.C.'s Harriet Tubman Elementary School
What: In celebration of Black History Month, Madame Tussuads unveiled a new wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Harriet was an abolitionist, humanitarian and spy for the Union during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from slavery, she reportedly freed more than 300 slaves via the Underground Railroad.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Where: The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. 


Photo: L to R - Valery Ross Manokey (great-great niece/oldest living descendant); wax likeness of Harriet Ross Tubman; and Charles E.T. Ross (great-great-great nephew)

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