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Harriet Tubman (c.1822-1913)

Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913)

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted August, 2011

Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913)

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of St. Catharines
On the northeast corner of Geneva Street and North Street
1 block south of Welland Avenue

Coordinates: N 43 09.914 W 79 14.411


Plaque Text

Born on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become one of the great heroes of the 19th century. The most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, she courageously led many of the people she rescued from American slavery on dangerous, clandestine journeys to safety and freedom in Canada. Tubman helped these Black refugees settle after their arrival and played an active role in the fight to end slavery. She became the public face of the Underground Railroad in British North America, attracting attention and funding to the abolition movement.

Other plaques at this location
Harriet Ross Tubman c.1820-1913
Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church

Related Ontario plaque
The Underground Railroad in Canada


Black History

St. Catharines Plaques

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