Harriet Tubman

by: Britney Baxter

birth/death info

  • 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

interesting facts

  • 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
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