On September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman (born  Aramita “Minty” Ross) escaped slavery with her brothers, Ben and Harry. Little is known about her journey or her early days in Philadelphia until she returned to guide family members and others to freedom. She was later quoted as saying, "When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I…

On September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman (born Aramita “Minty” Ross) escaped slavery with her brothers, Ben and Harry. Little is known about her journey or her early days in Philadelphia until she returned to guide family members and others to freedom. She was later quoted as saying, "When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I…

Harriet Tubman Picture Gallery: Harriet Tubman - from a Painting

Harriet Tubman Picture Gallery

Picture of Harriet Tubman, underground railroad conductor and advocate of human rights, with some of the people she helped to escape from slavery.

Harriet Tubman Picture Gallery

Picture of Harriet Tubman, underground railroad conductor and advocate of human rights, with some of the people she helped to escape from slavery.

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