Who is Harriet Tubman?

  • (noun): United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913).
    Synonyms: Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.

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History Of Women In The United States - 1800–1900
... women speakers who followed Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, among others ... In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the abolitionist book Uncle Tom's Cabin ... Following publication of the book, Harriet Beecher Stowe became a celebrity, speaking against slavery both in America and Europe ...
Samuel Green (freedman)
... of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ... Using instructions probably given to him by Harriet Tubman, he found his way to the office of William Still, Philadelphia’s most notorious Underground Railroad stationmaster, who forwarded him to the home ... is known to have helped Harriet Tubman and other runaway slaves from the region, and no doubt these connections helped Sam Jr ...
SS Harriet Tubman
... SS Harriet Tubman (MC contract 3032) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II ... She was named after Harriet Tubman, an African-American freedom fighter during the American Civil War ...
Melvin Gibbs - Selected Discography - As Co-leader
2011 Ascension (with Harriet Tubman) 2000 Prototype (with Harriet Tubman) 1998 I Am A Man (with Harriet Tubman) 1991 Eye and I (with Eye and I) 1988 Power Tools ( with Bill Frisell and ...
National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Cayuga County, New York - Listings County-wide
31, 2002 Liberty St Weedsport Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 180-182 South St Auburn William and Mary Hosmer House 02006-04-12April 12. 01999-04-02April 2, 33 ... Parker St Auburn Part of a National Historic Landmark Harriet Tubman Grave 01999-04-02April 2, 1999 Fort Hill Cemetery Auburn Harriet Tubman House 01999-04-02April 2, 1999 ...

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    I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere.
    —Harriet Tubman (c. 1820–1913)

    Many Americans imagine simpler times even as a storm of social change swirls about, blowing parents here and children there. Sure, the 1950s ideal world would be wonderful. But knock on the nation’s doors: Ozzie and Harriet are seldom at home.
    Leslie Dreyfous (20th century)