Harriet Tubman was 29 when she joined the “underground railroad”

Damn. Makes you wonder what you’ve been up to all these years, huh?

“Ironically, although few women are recorded as having been Underground Railroad conductors, the name of one – Harriet Tubman – is virtually synonymous with the institution. She was born about 1820 on a large on a large plantation in Bucktown, Maryland. Although she married a free Black man by the name of John Tubman around 1844, they lived together only about five years before Harriet escaped to the North in 1849 and began her active Underground Railroad work.”

Works Cited

Shadd, Adrienne. “The Lord Seemed to Say ‘Go’: Women and the Underground Railroad Movement. In ‘We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up, Essays in African Canadian Women’s History.” Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. Page 54.

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