by Kaitlyn Sykes
HARRIET'S LIFE CHILDHOOD/FAMILY
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS TIMELINE
She was hit in the head by overseer for trying to help a slave, which she said "broke my skull". She sustained this injury for the rest of her life having frequent migraines and sudden episodes of narcolepsy.1849
She escaped slavery
She was named the official conductor of the underground railroad
Made her last trip on the underground railroad
Harriet joined the union army as a cook/nurse and soon became the first women to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina.
Died of pneumonia
Harriet Tubman received no education and remained illiterate throughout her life. She did, however, gain considerable knowledge of the Bible through oral recitation, and she would often refer to Biblical passages and parables. Sometimes Harriet would even be referred to as Moses, the biblical prophet who brought his people out of bondage and into the promise land.
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