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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman residence, Auburn, N.Y.

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, Underground Railroad conductor - one of my heroes

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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.

Harriet Tubman, slave, abolitionist, spy and 1st woman to lead an armed expedition during war. Born into slavery, she was beaten, 'hired out' and suffered seizures from being hit by a heavy weight. After escaping, she later made ~19 trips to rescue a total of over 300 slaves, sometimes using the Underground Railroad. Called 'Black Moses', she carried a gun and threatened to shoot any slave who would turn back. She was a Union spy during the Civil War and struggled for women's suffrage.

Harriet Tubman, courageous fighter who delivered hundreds of slaves to freedom on her Underground Railroad - Born and raised in Dorchester County, MD