Tubman Rescues More and Her Mother is Freed

– In the spring, Tubman returns to the Eastern Shore to guide her sister-in-law and two nephews to Canada.

– In June, Tubman’s father Ben purchases her seventy-year-old mother Rit’s freedom.

– Also in June, a young, enslaved woman called Celia is arrested and tried for the murder of her sexually abusive enslaver in State of Missouri v. Celia. She is convicted and hanged for the crime by the end of the year.

– During the late fall, Tubman helps two friends escape.


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