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Harriet Tubman. After escaping the clutches of slavery in 1849, Harriet rescued countless others from the same fate, operating the Underground Railroad. "I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves." -Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was an African-American who overcame slavery to save others from a similar fate.
Harriet Tubmans funeral was held in Auburn after she died March 13, 1913. family photo
Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman