Harriet Tubman

BY Danigla Pineda Edison

Birth and Death Dates and Places

Harriet Tubman was born March 1822 in Dorchester Country, Maryland and died March 10th 1913 in Auburn, New York

Early Life

Growing up

Famous Sayings

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

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


Harriet Tubman's friends and fellow abolitionists claimed that the source of her strength came from her faith in God as deliverer and protector of the weak. "I always tole God," she said, "'I'm gwine [going] to hole stiddy on you, an' you've got to see me through.'"

Harriet was a Christian


Civil War


During the Civil War Harriet was a cook, nurse and spy. From her experience of freeing slaves through the underground railroad Harriet knew the land well. Harriet recruited a group of former slaves to hunt for rebel camps and report on the movement of the Confederate troops

God's Helper

Many people in the hospital died from dysentery, a disease associated with terrible diarrhea. Tubman was sure she could help cure the sickness if she could find some of the same roots and herbs that grew in Maryland. One night she searched the woods until she found water lilies and crane's bill (geranium). She boiled the water lily roots and the herbs and made a bitter-tasting brew that she gave to a man who was dying-and it worked! Slowly he recovered. Tubman saved many people in her lifetime.

Political Views


Harriet Tubman was against Slavery. She had been a slave almost her whole life. Harriet had then escaped through the underground railroad. When Harriet heard about the Civil war she decided to be part of the Union so that she could get the slavery issue over. During the Civil War Harriet helped slaves escape.

Personal Info

Interest/Hobbies - Harriet Tubman was Interested in helping to free slaves and helping to get rid of slavery during the Civil War. She was always trying to Help others.

Career - Harriet was a Underground Railroad "Conductor".

Major Accomplishment - Harriet's main accomplishment was freeing over 300 slaves in 19 trips and never loosing a single passenger.

Contact Info

Address - 1456 Tubman avenue, Auburn, New York, U.S