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Updated: 9/25/2020
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Harriet Tubman

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  • Come on! Get in!
  • Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and Underground Railroad operator who helped hundreds of African Americans escape slavery
  • Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland.
  • When her owner died in 1849, she feared that she and other family members would be sold to someone in the deep south. Leaving her husband, a free man, behind she fled to Pennsylvania.
  • I got to get to Pennsylvania!
  • I'm William Still
  • Harriet became allied with William Still of Pennsylvania and Thomas Garrett of Wilmington, Delaware.
  • And I'm Thomas Garret
  • She returned to the South at least 15 times and helped more than 200 men, women and children escape.
  • Finally we're saved!!
  • I'm gonna get you guys out of here.
  • When the Civil War broke out she was asked to assist the Union Army. Tubman nursed wounded soldiers, trained scouts and helped lead a raid against Confederate troops.
  • I'm going to fix you guys up.
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