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Meet Amazing Americans Activists & Reformers Harriet Tubman
 
The underground railroad.
Slaves traveled along the Underground Railroad, depicted in this painting

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Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad
Tubman made 19 trips to Maryland and helped 300 people to freedom. During these dangerous journeys she helped rescue members of her own family, including her 70-year-old parents. At one point, rewards for Tubman's capture totaled $40,000. Yet, she was never captured and never failed to deliver her "passengers" to safety. As Tubman herself said, "On my Underground Railroad I [never] run my train off [the] track [and] I never [lost] a passenger."
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