Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown ... more »

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  • ''I was the 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 (1821-1913), African American slave, liberator of slaves, and spy. As quoted in Divided Houses, ch. 7, by Lyde Cullen Sizer (1992). ...
  • ''Dead niggers tell no tales; you go on or die!''
    Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), African American escaped slave and abolitionist. As quoted in Harriet, the Moses of Her People, by Sarah Bradford (1869...
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