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Harriet Tubman

The Battle Over Slavery

Harriet Tubman

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After escaping from slavery herself, Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) led countless slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, using a secret network of safe-houses (photographed between 1860-1875).

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