December 16, 2004

Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad conductor led her people to freedom

Harriet Tubman (see above post) is one of the many courageous people, black and white, whose selfless efforts in leading slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad are celebrated in Cincinnati, Ohio's recently dedicated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Tubman, a Maryland slave, ran north to freedom in 1849. The Railroad's only female conductor, Tubman would make 19 trips south of the Mason-Dixon line to lead some 300 fellow slaves to freedom.