Harriet Tubman

Conductor of the Underground Railroad

Birth date/place

1820 in Dorchester, Maryland, United States

Death date/place

  • March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York, United States

Cause of Death

Died of pneumonia

Early Life

She was one of 11 children. Both of her parents were enslaved Africans. Araminta changed her name to Harriet. Harriet spent her childhood as a slave with her parents.

Getting Involved

Tubman went to the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, there Tubman made plans for her first escape. She learned that the woman and two kids she agreed to help were her sister and her two kids. The next year,Tubman returned to her birthplace in Dorchester County and began bringing her family to freedom.

Choices and Results

After she escaped from slavery in 1849, she reentered the south about 19 times to lead more than 300 men, women, and children, to freedom in the North and Canada. During the Civil War, Tubman served the North's Union Army as a nurse, scout, and spy, and later, founded a home for older, impoverished black people.

In Her Words

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.

Words from Her

Columbus Salley wrote, Harriet Tubman, "Like no other woman, has come to symbolize the indomitable spirit of blacks in their quest to be against the peculiar institution of slavery, with its intent and design to destroy their spiritual essence as human beings."


"Harriet Tubman personified strength and the quest for freedom, and her fame is enduring."
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