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Harriet Tubman: Symbol of Freedom


Part 2: Her Successes

Fearing for her fellow slaves, she returned to slave territory 19 times to escort them to freedom. She never lost a passenger. At one time, the reward for her capture was $40,000.

She was one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of people, houses, and meeting places that all helped runaway slaves find freedom in the North. She led so many slaves to freedom that she was called the "Black Moses," after the ancient Israelite leader who led his people out of bondage in Egypt.

She was also a nurse, a scout, and even a spy for the Union armies during the Civil War. After the war, she lived happily with her husband, a soldier, for many years. She tried to build homes for poor Blacks, but the money never seemed to add up to enough.

Harriet Tubman died in 1913, a famous Black American.

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