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*HARRIET TUBMAN (born Araminta Harriet Ross;1820-March10,1913.Was an African abolitionist,humanitarian+Union Spy during the American Civil War.Born into slavery,escaped to Philadelphia in1849,returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Made 19 more missions to rescue more than 300 slaves w/ the help of the network of antislavery activists+safe houses known as the Underground Railroad....

Harriet Tubman with slaves she helped rescue during the American Civil War, ca. 1885. Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter of Tubman} behind Tubman; Nelson Davis (husband and 8th USCT veteran); Lee Cheney (great-great-niece); “Pop” {John} Alexander; Walter Green; Blind “Aunty” Sarah Parker; Dora Stewart (great-niece and granddaughter of Tubman’s brother Robert Ross aka John Stewart).

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Harriet Tubman. You gotta admit, she was a bad ass. She could've just escaped and stay safely in the north. But no, this chick right here went back and guided others to freedom. They should make a movie about this woman and not some cheapo BET crap, but a real movie. Someone make it happen.

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Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad - also read the picture book Harriet and Sojourner by Catherine Clinton. After reading all of these stories the children have some solid information on what slavery was and how the Underground Railroad worked. Talk to them about Iqbal Masih, a young Pakistani boy who was sold into slavery by his family at age four. Research Iqbal's life. Iqbal is a modern day hero.

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Harriet Tubman, slave, abolitionist, spy. Born into slavery, she was beaten, 'hired out' and suffered seizures from being hit by a heavy weight. After escaping, she later made ~19 trips to rescue a total of over 300 slaves, sometimes using the Underground Railroad. Called 'Black Moses', she carried a gun and threatened to shoot any slave who would turn back. She was a Union spy during the Civil War and struggled for women's suffrage.

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Library of Congress photo showing Harriet Tubman, adopted daughter and husband Nelson Davis, formerly of the 8th USCT of Camp William Penn, located in Cheltenham Twp.

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