Harriet Tubman Facts:
Known for: work with Underground Railroad, Civil War service, and later, her advocacy of woman suffrage
Occupation: fugitive slave, underground railroad conductor, abolitionist, spy, soldier, Civil War, African American, nurse
Dates: about 1820 - March 10, 1913
Also known as: Araminta Green or Araminta Ross (birth name), Harriet Ross, Harriet Ross Tubman, Moses
About Harriet Tubman:
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom, and later led more than 300 other slaves to the North and to Canada to their freedom, too. The best-known conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time, and she spoke against slavery and for women's rights.
Harriet Tubman and the Civil War:
Harriet Tubman after the Civil War:
Harriet Tubman fought for a military pension, but was only able to win a widow's pension on account of her second husband's service. When Harriet Tubman died, the people of Auburn buried her with full military honors.
New England Anti-Slavery Society, General Vigilance Committee, Underground Railroad, National Federation of Afro-American Women, National Association of Colored Women, New England Women's Suffrage Association, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
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