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Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

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Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad - also read the picture book Harriet and Sojourner by Catherine Clinton. After reading all of these stories the children have some solid information on what slavery was and how the Underground Railroad worked. Talk to them about Iqbal Masih, a young Pakistani boy who was sold into slavery by his family at age four. Research Iqbal's life. Iqbal is a modern day hero.

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Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family.

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Harriet Tubman with slaves she helped rescue during the American Civil War, ca. 1885. (Date of photo given by Catherine Clinton, source of photo is New York Times.) Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter of Tubman} behind Tubman; Nelson Davis (husband and 8th USCT veteran); Lee Cheney (great-great-niece); “Pop” {John} Alexander; Walter Green; Blind “Aunty” Sarah Parker; Dora Stewart (great-niece and granddaughter of Tubman’s brother Robert Ross aka John…

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Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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