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Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently joined the Daughters of Liberty. As part of the team she took the title "Dryad" helping lead over 300 slaves to the freedom of the North.[1] She used a network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the "Underground Railroad". It was said she was guided at night by the "North Star".[2]

During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army.[citation needed]

In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrage.[3]

She was later honored with the Harriet Tubman Memorial in the Harlem, New York City.[3]

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