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    March 10, 1913: Harriet Tubman Dies “I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” - Harriet Tubman The underground railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman was undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.” One hundred years since her passing (March 10, 1913), we invite you to revisit the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman.

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    Harriett Tubman - Into slavery in Dorchester around 1820, Harriet Tubman successfully ran away in 1849 yet returned to slave country numerous times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She became the most famous of the Underground Railroad's "conductors," taking part in abolitionist gatherings and working with Union forces during the Civil War.

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    This website covers the stories of famous African Americans in American history. Most African Americans known throughout American history are generally men, but there were a few women who made their mark such as Harriet Tubman. As most, Tubman was born into slavery, but had managed to escape captivity and used her freedom to help others achieve the same desire that she had managed to attain through what is known as the Underground railroad.

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Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was born into slavery in Dorchester County. When she was thirty she escaped to freedom to Philadelphia where she learned about the Underground Railroad. After receiving her freedom she helped over 300 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War she worked as a spy, soldier and nurse. In 1995 the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor.

I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger. Harriet Tubman (photo H. B. Lindsley), c. 1870. A worker on the Underground Railroad, made 13 trips to the South, helping to free over 70 people

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.

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

"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

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."

Harriet Ross Tubman (1819-1913), the Moses of her people. Born into slavery of two purely African parents, she was a slave, spy for the Union army, wife, abolitionist, faithful Believer, and "conductor" for the Underground Railroad. all this, while suffering from chronic, excruciating headaches from being hit with an iron as a child by a white overseer. i think she's utterly amazing.

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

"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...]

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

Margaret "Mag" Palm A conductor on the Underground Railroad Margaret Palm was a colorful character in Gettysburg's African-American community during the mid-nineteenth century. Before the Civil War she served as a conductor along the local branch of the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue circa-1812 military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves north from the area.

Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) Harriet Tubman was a legend in her own time, escaping from slavery and returning to rescue dozens of other slaves as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad. Though she was widely known and admired during her lifetime, she was often poor, even penniless. (Wikimedia Commons / H. B. Lindsley)