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Born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, MD. Harriet Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor; Civil War scout, spy, Union Army nurse; and founder of the Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Colored People, Auburn, NY, 1903. -- Contemporary Black Biography, volume 9

A Look at Harriet Tubman

"Harriet Tubman was the most daring, legendary, and courageous conductor on the human network of self-freed Blacks called the 'Underground Railroad.' A Civil War freedom fighter and woman suffrage advocate, African Americans called Tubman 'Moses,' symbolizing her premier leadership, and 'Old Chariot,' a term taken from spirituals she sang to alert the enslaved of her presence." -- Margaret Washington -- For the full biography see: American National Biography

See Also:
Harriet Tubman: A Maryland Story WMAR- Baltimore, honors Harriet Tubman (24 minute video)
Harriet Tubman--White Paper by Margaret Washington
Harriet Tubman: Death or Liberty by Chasity Moreno