HARRIT TUBMAN

1820-1913

HER LIFE

Harriet Tubman, was an African American born in a Maryland U.s. In 1820 or 1821.

Her parents Harriet Green and Ben Rose had nine kids and they were all slaves. As a young girl she worked in the fields and hit his head hard, As a result, she suffered all her life, from sudden sleep attacks. Around the year 1844, she married John Tubman, a free black man.

On September 17, 1849, Harriet and her two brothers, Ben and Henry escaped to freedom, Harriet's husband chose not to join them. After a few weeks her brothers returned to Maryland, but Harriet continued to flee to Philadelphia, and from there to Canada.

When arrived in Canada, she began to freed slaves, including some members of her family. In the US Civil War, Harriet works as a spy, a cruiser and nurse for the Union Army. She was the first American woman led military operation planned, ferry Kombhi raid in early June 1863. At this raid freed 750 slaves.

After the war, she married Nelson Davis, a soldier whom she met during the war.

Harriet raised funds for the construction of an African American elderly and the sick.

On March 10, 1913 she died at the age of 93. She was buried with full military honors.

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