CONDUCTOR OF THE HISTORIC UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IS CELEBRATED IN MADAME TUSSAUDS DC HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

15 Dec

School children from DCs Harriet Tubman Elementary School were on Hand 2 Unveil Black History Month in The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds. Harriet Tubman was a spy for the Union during the U.S. Civil War.  Born in2 slavery, she escaped reportedly freeing more than 300 slaves via her network of safe houses called  the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born in Dorchester County MD.The figure-making process takes anywhere from 3-6 months start 2 finish w artists inserting each strand of hair individually.  Red silk is used 2 create veins on the eyeballs. It takes almost 4 days 2 make a set of teeth.  TEN direct descendants & family members of historic abolitionist & conductor of the Underground Railroad Harriet Ross Tubman born Araminta Ross calling herself Harriet later in life great-great-great nephew Charles E.T. Ross & great-great niece/oldest living descendant on eastern shore Valery Ross Manokey unveiled a wax likeness @ Madame Tussauds 1001 F Street, NW (corner of 10th and F Streets). 

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