How Did Harriet Tubman Change the World?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 3:01:59 PM ET
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Harriet Tubman changed the world by escaping from slavery, becoming an abolitionist and helping many slaves attain their freedom by means of the Underground Railroad, a secret network of routes and safe houses to aid runaway slaves. Later in life, she helped John Brown plan his raid on Harper's Ferry and assisted the Union army during the Civil War as a scout, spy and nurse.