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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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, 29 ... Washington. 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 ...
Samuel Green (freedman)
... who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

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    We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.
    —Harriet Tubman (1821–1913)

    Summer is different. We now have breakfast together, for example ... it hasn’t happened in so long that we’re not sure how to go about it. So we bump into each other in the kitchen. I never saw Ozzie and Harriet bump into each other in the kitchen—not once. Ozzie knew his place was at the table, while Harriet knew that her place was at the stove.
    Nathan Cobb (20th century)