Abolitionists - Women

Harriet Tubman-Davis
Born Araminta Ross
c.1820 to March 10, 1913

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She returned to slave holding states many times, directing scores of slaves to freedom in the north. She was also a spy for the union military, an abolitionist, and a nurse.

Inscribed on the Harriet Tubman Birthplace History Marker are the words:

The "Moses of Her People", Harriet Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom for herself and some three hundred other slaves whom she led north.  In the Civil War she served the Union Army as a nurse, scout and spy.  Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.

Top L: Harriet Tubman, courtesy of the Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-7816. R#Her home located at 108 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021. 

Second L: #Front of headstone. L: Back side of headstone. 

Third L:  M: Grave of her nephew and his wife. R: Harriet Tubman family plot.           
Fourth L, R: History Marker and Finding Freedom information table.

Bottom: Finding Freedom information table.

#Photos included in the book Voices for Freedom Abolitionist Heroes, Harriet Tubman Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Patricia Lantier, Photos - pages 42 and 56.  

The Underground Railroad - Maryland's Network to Freedom, Maryland: nd. Print.

"Harriet Tubman" nps.gov, https://www.nps.gov/people/harriet-tubman.htm. Web. 

"People and Events Harriet Tubman" pbs.org, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html. Web. 


"Harriet Tubman" smithsonianmag.com, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/true-story-harriet-tubman-movie-180973413/. Web.

Site Visits

Birthplace. Cambridge, MD.            
Gravesite. Fort Hill Cemetery. Auburn, NY. 
Harriet Tubman Home. Auburn, NY. 


Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Phone: 315-253-8132. Cemetery Map.


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