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Harriet Tubman brings her parents to Canada

05/01/1857 to 06/01/1857

Facing potential arrest for aiding fugitive slaves, Harriet Tubman's father, Ben Ross, has to flee Maryland. Tubman guides her father and mother, Harriet "Rit" Green, to Canada and safety in St. Catharines. (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), 143-144.


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