In 2003, New York Governor George E. Pataki established March 10 as Harriet Tubman Day. Harriet Tubman was born a slave in 1820, but escaped north to freedom in 1849. Instead of enjoying her newfound freedom, however, she returned south nineteen times to rescue hundreds of others. Because of the number of black American slaves that Tubman lead to freedom, she is often called the Moses of her people.
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