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  William Tubman Summary
Tubman was elected president in 1943 and reelected in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967, and 1971, for seven consecutive terms, which gave him the longest tenure of any modern president anywhere.
Tubman was a devout Methodist, a past grand master of the Masons, and a patron or officer in most of Liberia's important civic and voluntary organizations.
His father, the Reverend Alexander Tubman, was a general in the Liberian army and a former Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives, as well as a Methodist preacher.
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  William R. Tolbert, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was elected Vice president to William V.S. Tubman in 1951 and served in that position until Tubman's death in 1971.
Upon becoming president with Tubman's death, Tolbert initiated some liberal reforms and allowed the creation of an opposition party, the Progressive Alliance of Liberia, the first opposition in 125 years of Liberia's independence.
Though reelected in 1975, his government was criticized sharply for the deep economic disparities between different sectors of the population, notably the Americo-Liberians, who had dominated the country since independence, and the various indigenous ethnic groups that constituted the majority of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_R._Tolbert,_Jr.   (286 words)

 William Tubman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman (November 29, 1895 – July 23, 1971) was President of Liberia from 1944 until his death in 1971.
He was an Americo-Liberian, a descendant of former American slaves who had been returned to Africa under the auspices of the American Colonization Society, a group favoring the manumission of slaves on Christian grounds.
His father, the Reverend Alexander Tubman, was a general in the Liberian army and a former Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives, as well as a Methodist preacher.
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 Harriet Tubman Home - New York History Net
Davis and Tubman lived in a brick house on the property until his death in 1888.
In 1908, the Harriet Tubman Home was opened, in the frame structure that still stands [photo], and the original brick home, which has since been demolished.
After Tubman's death the home continued to operate for a few years, and was then closed.
www.nyhistory.com /harriettubman   (654 words)

 Harriet Tubman timeline
By now, Tubman had led so many people from the South - the slave's called this the "land of Egypt" - to freedom, she became known as "Moses." She was also known by the plantation owners for her efforts and a bounty of $40,000 was posted.
Tubman bought a train ticket for herself and traveled in broad daylight which was dangerous considering the bounty for her head.
Tubman enlisted into the Union army as a "contraband" nurse in a hospital in Hilton Head, South Carolina and for a time serving at Fortress Monroe, where Jefferson Davis would later be imprisoned..
www.math.buffalo.edu /~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html   (3599 words)

 The Life of Harriet Tubman - New York History Net
Tubman was given a piece of paper by a white neighbor with two names, and told how to find the first house on her path to freedom.
Harriet Tubman had been their "Moses," but not in the sense that Andrew Johnson was the "Moses of the colored people." She had faithfully gone down into Egypt, and had delivered these six bondmen by her own heroism.
Tubman was closely associated with Abolitionist John Brown, and was well acquainted with the other Upstate abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, Jermain Loguen, and Gerrit Smith.She worked closely with Brown, and reportedly missed the raid on Harper's Ferry only because of illness.
www.nyhistory.com /harriettubman/life.htm   (1408 words)

 William V.S. Tubman
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman was born in Harper, Maryland County, Liberia, on November 29, 1895.
Whatever may be the case, Tubman strongly influenced Liberia’s political and economic performance during the second half of the 20th century.
When Tubman died, Liberia had the largest mercantile fleet in the world, it hosted the world’s largest rubber plantation and latex factory, it had become Africa’s main exporter of iron ore and it ranked number 3 on the world list of iron ore exporters.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org /William%20Tubman.htm   (962 words)

 A Brief Chronology of Harriet Tubman's Life - Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study - National Park Service
This chronology was developed with the assistance of Kate Clifford Larson, whose biography, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, has recently been published.
Her preferred escape route was populated by free fls and white abolitionists, which took her through dangerous slaveholder territory in Maryland and Delaware, then on to Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Syracuse, Auburn, Rochester, and finally St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
1868 - Tubman entered a claim for $1800 for three years of military services as a nurse, a cook in hospitals, and as a commander of male scouts; it was rejected.
www.harriettubmanstudy.org /chronology.htm   (1154 words)

 Tubman, William Vacanarat Shadrach. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was elected to the senate in 1923 but resigned in 1931 after a League of Nations investigation found Liberia (governed by Tubman’s party) guilty of selling its people into slavery.
He was reelected to the senate in 1934, but he resigned again in 1937 to become an associate justice of the Liberian supreme court.
Tubman greatly modernized the economy of his country and its educational facilities and gave the vote to women and other ethnic groups.
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 Telegraph | News
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman is Liberia’s longest-serving - and most effective - president, having held office for 27 years from 1944 to 1971.
Tubman, who avoided assassination in 1955 when political opponents hired a gunman to kill him, stayed in office until his death in a London clinic on July 23, 1971.
After holding a minor position in the national treasury, he became government disbursing officer in 1936, and seven years later, he was elected to the to the House of Representatives as candidate for Montserrado.
telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/campaigns/liberia/libkey.xml   (1529 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Up from the underground
According to Larson's research, Tubman was born in early 1822 near Harrisville Road in Dorchester County, Md., on the eastern Chesapeake shore, one of nine children.
Tubman met and was lionized by the great names of the abolition movement: William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Lucretia Mott, and many others.
She used the 1886 biography of Tubman (a revision of an 1869 book) by Sarah Hopkins Bradford, a factually confused and condescending account, based on interviews with Tubman.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/02/05/up_from_the_underground   (1687 words)

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Son of the late Liberian President, William V. Tubman, William V.S. Tubman, Jr., says he question the authority of the Charles Gyude Bryant’s Government to commit future government to long term contractual agreements especially the Firestone Contract and other contractual agreements that are being awarded to individuals and companies in the Freeport of Monrovia.
Tubman who is affectionately known as ‘Baby Shad’ is one of the presidential aspirants in the coming October 11, 2005 general and presidential elections, noted that the rebirth of Liberia is here, and stressed that Liberians will not sit and watch the NTGL commits future government at will.
Tubman is mistaken by such comments, adding, “The NTGL is the government of the day so as such it has the power and authority to enter into any agreements that will commit the future government”.
www.theliberiantimes.com /article_2005_04_27_0553.html   (358 words)

A woman with tremendous courage, strong as a man, and cunning as a fox was Harriet Tubman.
With the help of her allies and well planned routes, Tubman was never captured and the reward was never collected.
Since her husband John Tubman died in 1867, she married a former slave and Union soldier, Nelson Davis in 1869.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-famous/tubman.html   (2152 words)

 Observers Say Tubman Has Resume, but Little Chance of Winning Liberia's Presidential Elections
Tubman is the nephew of William Tubman, the 18th president of Liberia, who ruled as an Americo-Liberian for 27 years until his death in 1971.
Tubman, the candidate, disputes this, and says he is proud to run on his uncle's legacy, which he says was of unifying Liberians.
Tubman would remind Liberians of the combined 37 years of "painful memories" of the presidencies of his uncle and Mr.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-10-04-voa16.cfm   (903 words)

 BiographyShelf.com - Harriet Tubman biography, autobiography & memoir resources
One of the most interesting facts, detailed in her biography entitled Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, is that she acted as a spy for the Northern armies.
Tubman even plotted and led a raid at the Combahee River Ferry in South Carolina where many slaves ran to awaiting Union boats.
Upon her death, Tubman was honored with a full military burial for not only her help with the Union forces and her donation to the betterment of humanity, but her unyielding work freeing her African-American counterparts from bondage.
www.biographyshelf.com /harriet_tubman_biography.html   (503 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
Among the leaders of Contemporary Africa, William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, President of the West African republic of Liberia, was a bizarre anachronism.
William Tubman had been President since 1944 as leader of the 'True Whig Party' (which had ruled Liberia since 1870).
Tolbert continued with the majority of Tubman's policies; however, unlike Tubman, Tolbert came to stand for closer links with the Soviet Union, a vision of cooperation with the states of the region and a belief in the Organization of African Unity.
www.liberianforum.com /history.htm   (7668 words)

 Down Jersey - Cultural & Historical - Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman was known as "Moses" for the large number of slaves she guided to freedom as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad.
Tubman came from the Eastern Shore of Maryland which is close to the Delaware Bayshore.
William Still was born in 1821 in Shamong, New Jersey (formerly called Indian Mills —Burlington County).
www.cumauriceriver.org /downjersey/culture/ch-lesson5.html   (2143 words)

 Liberia - Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The huge influx of foreign money caused the economy to become distorted and exacerbated social inequalities a consequence of which was increasing hostility between the descendants of the settlers and the original inhabitants.
This alarmed Tubman and he was forced to concede the original inhabitants would have to be granted an amount of political and economic involvement in the country.
Tolbert continued with the majority of Tubman's policies and diplomatic relations were established with communist countries such as the People's Republic of China.
www.africanet.com /africanet/country/liberia   (606 words)

 NJ Department of State
Born in Indian Mills (present-day Shamong) in Burlington County, Still is perhaps second only to Harriet Tubman as a significant figure associated with the Underground Railroad.
Tubman, known as the "Black Moses," helped to guide more than 300 fugitives to freedom.
A native of New Jersey, William Still was one of the most important operatives in Philadelphia.
www.state.nj.us /state/secretary/press_releases/10052002.html   (546 words)

 Take the Journey . . . Now through February 28, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
William Still, a free fl man and Chairman of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, arranges shelter and transportation for runaways who came through Philadelphia.
Thomas Garrett, Quaker merchant of Wilmington, Delaware, worked with Harriet Tubman, William Still and local conductors to assist more than 2500 runaway slaves in their fight to freedom.
Tubman recalled her first step over the Mason-Dixon Line, "There was such a glory over everything.
www.chestercohistorical.org /ugrr/wwyoudo.htm   (488 words)

 History of LIBERIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He is William Tubman, a lawyer who champions the rights of Liberia's majority of tribespeople against a small self-perpetuating establishment of Liberians descended from the original American immigrants.
Ruling with an enlightened policy of social and educational reform, Tubman remains a popular president.
Tubman's successor, William Tolbert, is killed in 1980 in a coup mounted by a master sergeant in the Liberian army, Samuel Doe.
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 African-Americans in the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service during World War II
William Edward Lew was a music professor and powerful tenor who performed in the Boston area.
William Lew's Seaman papers are shown above, giving his date of birth as July 1, 1865; the document is dated July 29, 1943.
William Cox, fireman on the SS David H. Atwater which was shelled and sunk April 2, 1942.
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 World-Wide Web Resources - Notable Kentucky African Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Tubman, William S. - One of the 69 slaves freed by Emily Tubman, then sent to live in Liberia.
Emily Tubman grew up in Frankfort, KY and after her marriage she spent part of the year in Frankfort and part in Georgia.
William S. Tubman was the father of Alexander Tubman and the grandfather of William V. Tubman, the 18th president of Liberia.
www.uky.edu /Subject/aakydad.html   (1004 words)

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Its leadership was not confined to famous figures such as David Walker, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass.
William Still was born in New Jersey, the son of former slaves.
She lived with William Still and his family, helping them with their work in the Underground Railroad movement.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part4/4p4439.html   (1036 words)

 Apologies Require Historical Context: A Rebuttal to Mr. Mohamedu F. Jones and Dr. Amos M. D. Sirleaf
In the 1900s, President William Tubman would lament publicly that Roye (first standard bearer of the True Whig Party) was murdered by the Republican Party while in detention where the current E. Roye building stands on Ashmun Street.
On the orders of Tubman, the disfigured and grotesque corpses of Samuel Coleman and his young son John were dumped in the Barclay Training Center (B. C.) for display.
Whether it was publicly killing opponents (e.g., the Colemans under Tubman) or the cold-blooded and unlawful murder of peaceful demonstrators (innocent victims of April 1979 under Tolbert), the slaying was done "by an official act of the government...
www.theperspective.org /2005/mar/historicalcontext.html   (1381 words)

 William V. S. Tubman --  Encyclopædia Britannica
During President William V.S. Tubman's long tenure in office (1944–71), the ruling Afro-American True Whig Party concluded that its maintenance of power depended on an economic and political partnership with the indigenous African...
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 "Go in Peace and Sin no More": The High Price of Criticizing Liberian Presidents
Nearly half a century ago, William Tubman, another president who was notorious for routinely throwing critics in jail, released a Mr.
According to Wreh, when Tubman ordered his release from detention on June 16, 1955, his filthy prison clothes were replaced with an elegant African garment.
Wreh's "sin" was writing an article in which he openly expressed his opposition to Tubman's intention to run for a third term of office.
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A Quaker, he was a friend of Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison.
The famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman was more than just a friend of Garrett's.
Garrett wrote several letters to Underground Railroad organizers in Philadelphia that refer to ongoing operations conducted by Tubman, who was known as the "Moses of her people." The documents offer fascinating insights into the practical side of the escape process.
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