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Harriet Tubman
   
 
 
 
 
 
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Known as the "Moses of her People,” Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist. An escaped slave, she made approximately 13 voyages into Maryland to lead about 70 enslaved friends and family to freedom in Canada without capture through the Underground Railroad, in spite of her owner posting a $40,000 reward for her return. She was the first American woman to plan and lead a military operation – the raid at Combahee Ferry in 1863 that freed 750 slaves – and was given a full military burial. In 1944, a United States Liberty ship named the SS Harriet Tubman was launched.