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Black History Month: 8 influential African-American Christian leaders

Black History Month: 8 influential African-American Christian leaders

Harriet Tubman

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman is seen in a picture from the Library of Congress taken photographer H.B. Lindsley between 1860 and 1870. The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with Tubman on the U.S. bill, and will put leaders of the women's suffrage movement on the back of bill, Politico reported on Wednesday. | (Photo: REUTERS/Library of Congress/Handout)

Nineteenth century abolitionist Harriet Tubman is known for leading slaves to freedom during the Antebellum Era and actively supported the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Nicknamed “Moses,” Tubman was a practicing member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and claimed to have visions as a youth following a beating from an overseer when she was a slave.

"Like Joan of Arc before her, Tubman believed she possessed divine visions and communication with a higher existence," noted The Prague Review.

"It wasn't just Tubman that believed this but the people around her as well. Slaves would remark on how Tubman would 'consult with God' on journeys back north. It was said at Port Royal during the Civil War, when she treated the ill yet contracted no disease herself, that Tubman must be blessed by God."

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