Kate Larson: There are quite a few; the most important ones to talk about, I think, is the myth about returning to the south nineteen times and rescuing 300 people. Ultimately, the numbers are not important, but the stories are very important. Those figures were made up by her biographer, Sarah Bradford, in 1869. The reality is that Tubman told us over and over and over again during her years on the Underground Railroad that she returned, to Maryland, and rescued 50-60 family and friends. She only returned to the place of her birth and where she was raised; she did not go to other states, she didn’t go to Alabama, Mississippi, or Georgia, or North Carolina or even Virginia. She just went back to Maryland to rescue the people she loved and knew. And that’s really important, because if we’re trying to teach children and other adults, other Americans about this important woman and the contributions she made to our history we have to understand what her motivations were, and her motivations were family and friends. And that’s why she risked her life, not for strangers, but for people she loved. And they’re the ones we should recognize; their stories are the ones we should be telling, not a nameless, faceless group of 300 people, but the real stories of the real escapes and what Tubman did to bring them to freedom.