Full caption: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait. 1911. Illus. in JK1881. N357 sec. 16, No. 9. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Full caption: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait. 1911. Illus. in JK1881. N357 sec. 16, No. 9. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Harriet Ross Tubman (ca. 1821-1913), one of the most daring “conductors” on the Underground Railroad, led more than three hundred slaves, including her parents, north to freedom during the decade preceding the Civil War. During the war she served the Union as a scout, spy, and nurse, for which she received official commendation but no pay. Settling in Auburn, New York, Tubman raised funds to assist freedmen and eventually opened her home as a refuge for elderly blacks. Active in promoting women's rights, Tubman attended many of the suffrage events organized by Elizabeth and Anne Miller in nearby Geneva. This rare photograph, pasted in the scrapbook among items dated 1911, was most likely taken at Tubman's home in Auburn about two years before her death.

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