Harriet Tubman (1820–1913)

Harriet Tubman

Harriet was born a slave in Maryland, USA.

As a slave, she was physically and mentally abused, eventually escaping to work as a nurse, spy and rescue worker during the Civil War.

In this period, she set up The Underground Railroad, a covert network of ‘stations’ (safe-houses) and ‘conductors’ (volunteers, many were white Quaker Christians) to help Southern slaves escape to freedom in the Northern abolitionist states, and also a Black Spy network reporting on the movements of the Southern Confederate Army.

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2016 Norfolk Black History Month
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2010 Norfolk Black History Month
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