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Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913) courageously put her life at risk to help others live in freedom. Born into slavery, Tubman faced cruel and inhumane treatment from a young age. In 1849 she escaped to Philadelphia. Tubman joined the Underground Railroad and bravely returned south and helped lead dozens of slaves to freedom. During the Civil War Tubman again stepped into harm’s way by serving as a scout and spy for the Union.
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