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Harriet Tubman heroine of the Underground Railroad

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. Fascinating woman and African-American.

Harriet Tubman was an African-American who overcame slavery to save others from a similar fate.

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 my hero

Harriet Tubman’s funeral was held in Auburn after she died March 13, 1913. family photo

"When I found that I crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven." - Harriet Tubman

Map of the Underground Railroad, 1860. created 2004 Goes right through Salem!

Harriet Tubman. Helped 19 groups of slaves escape to the north. Photo c. 1885.

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