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Did Harriet Tubman win any awards?

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Harriet Tubman did not win any awards, but the civil rights activist had schools, organizations and a museum named in her honor. These include the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Born in 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and helped other southern black slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses where slaves took refuge during the trip north. Due to her contributions to the abolitionist movement, Senator William H. Seward sold Tubman a piece of land in Auburn, New York, and she had a biography written about her called "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman."

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