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Tubman returns to Maryland to rescue her niece

Harriet Tubman, detail
12/01/1850
Harriet Tubman traveled to Baltimore to rescue her niece, Kessiah Bowley, who was to be sold and separated from her family. She safely escorted Kessiah, her father John Bowley, and Kessiah's children from Baltimore to Philadelphia. (By James Chapnick)
Source Citation: 
Kate Clifford Larson, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004), 89-90.

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