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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.
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)