Harriet Tubman at AME Church
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Harriet Tubman is one of the most famous women in the Civil War. A former slave, she escaped to freedom in the North and then traveled back to the South hundreds of times to help other slaves escape as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. She also served as a nurse and as a spy for the Union army during the war. In this article, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on her speech at the Bridge Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
Read the entire article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online: "Mrs. Harriet Tubman, the Colored Nurse and Scout - The Bridge Street African M E. Church last Evening" (October 23, 1865).
For more about Harriet Tubman, see Documents 11, 16, 106, and 107.
Citation - Document 85
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
October 23, 1865
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