Tubman Supports Civil and Women’s Rights

– Tubman purchases twenty-five acres of land adjacent to her house to establish an infirmary and home for aged and indigent Black people. Another edition of her second biography by Bradford helps to fund this purchase.

– On May 18, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision legalizes racial segregation.

– In July, Tubman speaks and sings at the founding convention of the National Association of Colored Women in Washington, D.C.

– In November, Tubman speaks at a women’s suffrage convention in Rochester, New York, led onstage by Susan B. Anthony.

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Janell Hobson is professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies at the University at Albany. She is the author of When God Lost Her Tongue: Historical Consciousness and the Black Feminist Imagination.