Harriet's Impct on the Blacks
Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the "Moses of her people." Over the course of 10 years, and at great personal risk, she led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses where runaway slaves could stay on their journey north to freedom. She later became a leader in the abolitionist movement, and during the Civil War she was a spy with for the federal forces in South Carolina as well as a nurse.Although not a traditional railroad, the underground railroad was a critical system of transporting slaves to freedom in the mid-1800s. One of the most famous conductors was Harriet Tubman. Between 1850 and 1858, she helped more than 300 slaves reach freedom.
1820- Harriet Araminta Ross was born 1844- Harriet marries John Tubman1849- Tubman escapes to Philadephia1850- She makes her first rescue of relatives1857- Tubman rescues her parents1860- Makes her last rescue with Undergroung Railroad in December1861- Volunteers to help Union Army in the Civil War1863- Emancipation Proclamationd freed slaves1869- Tubman marries Charles Nelson Davis 1888- Charles Nelson Davis died1913- Harriet Tubman dies on March 10