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Born: 1820

Died: 1913 (aged 93)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist, suffragist

Bio: Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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