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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

America’s foremost female abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, “received a severe head wound which led to vision impairment and severe seizures. However, this did not stop her from fighting for the freedom of her people,” according to the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). DCMP offers a dvd and lesson guide on the Underground Railroad and other videos on her life and African American history as well. You need to be a member to access this, though membership is free. To sign up: Harriet Tubman