Harriet Tubman - Research Article from American Civil War Reference Library

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Born 1820 or 1821
Dorchester County, Maryland
Died March 10, 1913
Auburn, New York

Escaped slave who became a leader of the
Underground Railroad

Risked her life in order to guide hundreds of
slaves to freedom in the North

"There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive."

Harriet Tubman was a fugitive slave who helped other slaves gain their freedom through the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was not actually a railroad. It was a secret network of abolitionists (people who fought to end slavery) who helped slaves escape from their masters and settle in the Northern United States and Canada, where slavery was not allowed. The Underground Railroad system consisted of a chain of homes and barns known as "safe houses" or "depots." The people...

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