Harriet Tubman (b. 1820 – d. 1913)

Harriet Tubman (b. 1820 – d. 1913)

Tubman was a trailblazer of her time – and was an Underground Railroad conductor, soldier, spy, and suffragist. Born a slave in Maryland, she escaped north in 1849. Once freed, she returned to the South often to lead other enslaved blacks to freedom. Some reports suggest she helped to free 70 people.  In addition to her efforts along the Underground Railroad, Tubman became an informant for Union military commanders due to her knowledge of the South. She supplied information about Confederate locations and supply lines. After the Civil War, Tubman became involved in women’s suffrage efforts. – working with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and speaking across parts of the northeast.

Additional Sources:

National Park Services Short Biography: https://www.nps.gov/people/harriet-tubman.htm

Thirteen Short Biography: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html

History Channel Short Biography: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harriet-tubman

National Women’s History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/harriet-tubman

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