A timeline of the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman
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A timeline of the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman

Since 1990, the U.S. celebrates Harriet Tubman's achievements on March 10 — Harriet Tubman Day. Here's a timeline of her remarkable life.

From when the first ship carried Africans to the shores of Virginia in the early 1600s until 1865, when the 13th Amendment was officially ratified, millions of people were enslaved.

And among those millions was Tubman.

More than a dozen times in her life, she sacrificed her freedom to travel back to Maryland where she had escaped. And by doing so, she changed the course of American history.

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