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John Brown meets with Harriet Tubman in Canada

04/07/1858

John Brown describes his plans for igniting a slave rebellion in the South to Harriet Tubman in her home in St. Catharine's. The willingness of a white man to fight for enslaved blacks and the religious overtones in Brown's speech makes his scheme attractive to Tubman. Over the next year she continuously attempts to support his cause with donations. (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), 157-160.

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