Did Harriet Tubman Win Any Awards?

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.

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.”