by: Britney Baxter
- Harriet Tubman died on March 10, 1913
- born in dorchester county, maryland in 1820
- she was born a slave
- John Tubman was loved very much by Harriet but they were not happy together
- her father only made $5 a day at his job
- Harriet did not have much of an education because she was a slave girl
important life events
- in 1826 Harriet Tubman was hired out to a woman named Susan as a nurse aid and a planter named James Hook she was beaten by both of her owners
- September 17th Harriet and her brothers Ben and Henry escaped slavery.
- Physical violence was a part of daily life for Harriet and her family.
- The violence she suffered early in life caused permanent physical injuries
- Harriet later encountered that one day when she was lashed 5 times before breakfast she carried scars for the rest of her life
- she was an abolitionist an intergul part of the underground railroad she was a union nurse and spy ding the civil war.
- before her death in 1913 she told friends and family, "i go to prepare place for you."
- she was buried with military bonds in fort hills cemetery
- In April 1858 Tubman was introduced to the abolitionist who advocated of violence and destroy the institution of slavery.
- 1857 she was able to rescue her parents
- December 1850 Harriet arranged with William still via the underground railroad to rescue her sister and brother in law from slavery
contributions to change
- Her status changed with the death of her master in 1847
- despite her fame and reputation she was never financially secure
- her friends and supporters were able to raise some funds to support
- One admirer was Sarah. H Bradford who wrote a biography entitled scenes in the life of Harriet Tubman
- Harriet's birth name was Araminta Ross and her nickname was Minti.
- married john Tubman when she was 24 years old.
- freed herself from slavery.
- she had one daughter named Gertie whom she and her second husband Nelson Davis adopted after the civil war
- Harriet suffered life-long headaches, seizures, and had vivid dreams as a result of a traumatic head injury she suffered as a teenager while trying to stand up for a fellow field hand
- her work was a constant threat to her own freedom and safety
- slave holders placed a bounty for her capture end the fugitive slave act of 1850 was an ever present danger.
- imposing severe punishments on any persons who assisted the escape of a slave
- As she aged the head injuries sustained early in her life became more painful and disruptive
- she underwent brain surgery at Boston Massachussets general hospital to alleviate the pains and she experienced reguarly