"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]

Born a slave in Maryland, Tubman eventually escaped to freedom in the North but chose to return to the South at her own peril 19 times to help free 300 other slaves. She definitely earned her nickname: Moses. From: 20 Kickass Women of History, Film & Literature

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

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Harriet Tubman with slaves she helped rescue during the American Civil War, ca. 1885. (Date of photo given by Catherine Clinton, source of photo is New York Times.) Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter of Tubman} behind Tubman; Nelson Davis (husband and 8th USCT veteran); Lee Cheney (great-great-niece); “Pop” {John} Alexander; Walter Green; Blind “Aunty” Sarah Parker; Dora Stewart (great-niece and granddaughter of Tubman’s brother Robert Ross aka John…

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Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

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Harriet Tubmanfugitive slave who, at great peril to herself, helped nearly 300 slaves escape the South via the Underground Railroad, she was also a Civil War spy and nurse; a promoter of education, though illiterate; and a campaigner for women's suffrage.

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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

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Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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Picture of Harriet Tubman, underground railroad conductor and advocate of human rights, with some of the people she helped to escape from slavery.

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