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Full Name: Harriet Tubman
(c.1821-1913) Writer, abolitionist. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to the north in 1849. She then devoted herself to leading other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Quaker sympathizers helped her on her dangerous journeys to the South to collect new groups of fugitives. In 1857 she rescued her own parents, and set them up in a house in Auburn, New York. She is credited with bringing over 300 slaves to win their freedom. Between trips she worked as a cook, spoke in Boston, Massachusetts, at anti-slavery meetings, and supplied material to the National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City.
Author's Timeline:
1857 Cayuga County
Harriet Tubman was involved with the Underground Railroad and in 1857, she rescued her own parents, and set them up in a house in Auburn, New York. 
1821 (Unknown) County
Araminta (Minty) Ross was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, around 1821.  
1913 (Unknown) County
Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York, in 1913. 
1913 Cayuga County
Harriet Tubman is buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. 
1869 (Unknown) County
Scenes From The Life Of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman narrates the story of her remarkable life to Sarah Elizabeth Bradford, author of "Scenes From The Life Of Harriet Tubman. 

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