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Harriet Tubman

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Definition: "Moses" of the Underground Railroad, she was an escaped slave herself and helped to bring to safety thousands of runaways.

Related Resources:
Harriet Tubman: Symbol of Freedom
Follow the story of the "Moses" of her people.

The Underground Railroad: Cloaked Gateway to Freedom
The Underground Railroad is a catch-all term that refers to any of a large number of methods that American slaves and those sympathetic to them used to help those enslaved in their flights to freedom before and during the American Civil War.

The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Life of Harriet Tubman
Find out more about the famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad
Tremendous site from National Geographic.

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