Lead: In 1850 Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, began a series of return visits to the South. There she gathered other slaves and guided them to freedom.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Tubman was born into slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland.
In 1849 at the age of 29, she rode the Underground Railroad to Philadelphia. There she met William Still, the antislavery activist and one of the founders of this secret effort to bring slaves out of the South. She worked hard to familiarize herself with the Underground Railroad operation and the routes it followed and became trained as a "conductor."

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