Harriet Tubman

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200px-Harriet_Tubman_by_Squyer,_NPG,_c1885Harriet 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”.

Timeline:

  • 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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~ by Mbeti on May 6, 2013.

4 Responses to “Harriet Tubman”

  1. She is one of my heroes and the type of black people who SHOULD be role models for our children, not rich black celebrities and politicians who have done NOTHING for black people

  2. I freed a thousand slaves.I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
    Harriet Tubman
    To me this a quote that tells us and the world a lot about contemporary african american people and how slavery really works.

  3. absolutely right

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