Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross, a child born into slavery. She was born some time in 1820 and died on March 10, 1913. She was an African-American abolitionist. She also was a spy for the North and a conductor for the underground railroad. She made thirteen trips to rescue over seventy slaves. She also helped John Brown recruit men and was part of the woman's suffrage movement, years later. As a young woman, she was hit with a heavy iron weight. It was not meant to hit Harriet, but the damage was done. She suffered disabling seizures, headaches, powerful visionary and dream activity, and spells of hypersomnia because of the head wound.

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