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Harriet Tubman (c.1822-1913)
Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2011
Photo Source - Wikipedia
Coordinates: N 43 09.914 W 79 14.411
Born on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become one of the great heroes of the 19th century. The most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, she courageously led many of the people she rescued from American slavery on dangerous, clandestine journeys to safety and freedom in Canada. Tubman helped these Black refugees settle after their arrival and played an active role in the fight to end slavery. She became the public face of the Underground Railroad in British North America, attracting attention and funding to the abolition movement.
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The Underground Railroad in Canada
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