Harriet Tubman was one of the most famous "conductors" of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a network of hidden trails and safe houses used by abolitionists to help escaped slaves reach freedom in th... More » History Modern History US History

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Some of the top tourist attractions in Pennsylvania are the Liberty Bell Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park in Lancaster. The Liberty Bell Center is home to the original Lib... More » Geography
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Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist known for her role in the Underground Railroad, exhibited the character traits of strength, tenacity and determination as she helped people escape from slavery. Once a slave herself, she r... More » History Modern History US History

Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Md., as a slave. In 1849, she ran away from her plantation and made her way to freedom in the North. She later returned to the South to help others escape slavery through wha... More » History Modern History US History

Harriet Tubman, known as "the Moses of her people," is the most well-known conductor of the Underground Railroad, which she founded after a harrowing escape from slavery. The success of the Underground Railroad was depen... More » History Modern History US History

Some of the effects of the Underground Railroad included slaves making it to freedom, the strengthening of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Law and leaders in the north gaining a better understanding of slave conditions. While ar... More » History Modern History US History