September 17th 1849: Tubman escapes

On this day in 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Tubman was born into slavery but eventually escaped to Philadelphia, using the North Star to guide her. She soon returned to Maryland to rescue her family from slavery. She became a major figure in the Underground Railroad, helping to rescue hundreds of slaves. Tubman was a notable member of the abolitionist movement, and served as a Union spy during the Civil War. After the war she campaigned for female suffrage alongside Susan B. Anthony. Harriet Tubman died in 1913 aged 93.

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    a real bad ass woman damn not enough is said of her efforts. damn.
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