Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman

born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross

Harriet returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system.

Harriet Tubman

She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849, fleeing to Philadelphia.Tubman made use of the network known as the Underground Railroad to travel nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia.

Physical violence was a part of daily life for Tubman and her family. The violence she suffered early in life caused permanent physical injuries.

She carried the scars for the rest of her life.

Tubman endured seizures, severe headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life.

In December 1851, Tubman guided a group of 11 fugitives northward.



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