Harriet Tubman

(c. 1820—1913)

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(c. 1821–1913)

Black American abolitionist and social reformer. An escaped Maryland slave, Tubman became one of the most effective “conductors” on the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War she served as a nurse and a Union (Northern) spy behind Confederacy lines. After the conflict she worked in the cause of Black education in North Carolina.

Subjects: United States History.

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