Harriet Tubman

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Birthday
29, 1820
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 10, 1913 (93)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1820
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 10, 1913 (93)

About

Escaped slave who became an abolitionist and Union spy during the Civil War and rescued over 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses that aided runaway slaves. She also fought for women's suffrage after the end of the Civil War.

Before Fame

She worked as a slave for James Cook, checking muskrat traps in the marshes.

Trivia

She helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

Family Life

She married a free man named John Tubman in 1844, and they adopted a daughter named Gertie in 1874.

Associated With

Frederick Douglas worked with her to help slaves. They both doubted abolitionist John Brown's plan to overthrow the slave system with violence.

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