Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), an escaped Black American slave, was the most famous and successful conductor of the Underground Railroad, helping over 300 blacks to escape slavery from 1849 to 1860, winning her the nickname of “Moses”.
- 1849: escapes slavery
- 1849-1860: helps over 300 others to escape slavery
- 1850s: speaks out for the immediate abolition of slavery.
- 1858: helps to find men for John Brown’s ill-fated slave uprising.
- 1861-1865: the civil war: a nurse, a spy and then a commander of army intelligence for the North.
- 1863: works with a black regiment in the Combahee River Raid in South Carolina, helping to free 756 slaves.
- After the war: Unlike Frederick Douglass, she could not read or write, but with the help of Sarah Bradford she came out with two books about her life. She also spoke out for women’s rights with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
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