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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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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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I didn’t know, did you know®…Today marks the first day of African American History Month! Throughout the month of February, the National Women’s History Museum will be highlighting different African American women. Today we revere Harriet Tubman, whose fearless determination led countless enslaved African Americans to freedom and inspired others to do the same. On this day in 1978, Tubman was also featured on the first postage stamp to honor an African American woman.

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