Harriet Tubman Is Famous for Being an Abolitionist and Political Activist, but She Was Also a Naturalist
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The plants included are among those now being planted in Juneteenth Freedom and Emancipation Gardens across the nation, and native flowers found along the Nueces strip of the Underground Railroad to Mexico, through which close to 10,000 enslaved persons travelled to freedom. The Nueces strip is a regional area between the Nueces River in Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande, and Laredo. The Barred Owl image is included in honor of American abolitionist and pioneer naturalist Harriet Tubman who many think used the call of this owl to alert freedom seekers that it was OK, or not OK, to come out of hiding and continue their journey.