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Harriet Tubman: The Facts of an Extraordinary Life

The woman who helped hundreds of enslaved people find freedom.

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Harriet Tubman was not the Underground Railroad conductor's birth name.

A youthful head injury had an outsized impact on her life.

She utilized disguises and codes to allay suspicion along the Underground Railroad.

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She was even tougher than you can imagine.

She never lost a single follower on her journeys of escape.

She was a vital part of the Union war efforts.

Her second husband was 22 years younger than Tubman when they wed in 1869.

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After her work on the Underground Railroad, Tubman championed for women's right to vote.

Despite life-long financial struggles, she epitomized the generous spirit.

She passed away on March 10th, 1913.