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Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people

Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people

Harriet Tubman is the most widely recognized symbol of the . When ¬†on September 17, 1849, Tubman was aided by members of the Underground Railroad. To her, freedom felt empty unless she could share it with people she loved so she resolved to go back and rescue friends and family. Harriet was nicknamed “Moses” by […]

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What was the Underground Railroad?

What was the Underground Railroad?

  The Underground Railroad was formed in the early 19th century and reached its height between 1850 and 1860. Much of what we know today comes from accounts after the Civil War and accurate statistics about fugitive slaves using the Underground Railway may never be verifiable. It is believed that around 100,000 slaves between 1810 […]

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