Harriet Tubman

Conductor of the Underground Railroad


She was born in 1820 at Dorchester county in Maryland.


Parents : Rit Ross and Ben Ross

Siblings : 8 bother or sister

Everyday her and family would get physical violence daily.

Her Job

She was a slave when she born and she started to work at age 6.

She work has a cook and a nurse in the Union army when she was older.

Interesting Fast

  • Harriet was married twice her first husband John Tubman her second was Nelson Davis.
  • 1874 Harriet and Nelson adopted a baby girl named Gertie.
  • Harriet Tubman went under brain surgery at Boston Massachusetts General Hospital.

Recognition and Awards

  • Dozens of schools were named after her in her honor

  • Became an American icon in the years after she died


Harriet die at age 93


  • I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves."

    – Harriet Tubman

The Impact

She freed over 700 slaves !