Harriet was born in 1820. When she was 13, she was hit over the head with a 2 pound weight. Her skull was fractured and she suffered blackouts for the rest of her life. In 1849 she escaped from slavery in Philadelphia. In 1850 she became the conductor of the underground railroad. She was 29 years old when the underground railroad was started in 1838. In over ten years Harriet had made 19 trips to Maryland. She brought her sisters and brothers to freedom in 1857 along with her older parents. While the Civil War was going on she survived as a nurse, cook, and a spy . She lead over 300 people to freedom and she never lost one. The slaves she brought to freedom called her "The Moses of her people."
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