Harriet Tubman

By: Jerry Simpson

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Facts about Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War.
She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849.


Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross.


Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849, fleeing to Philadelphia


As Tubman aged, the head injuries sustained early in her life became more painful and disruptive.

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
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Life As Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a slave. And she helped other slaves get away though the underground railroad.

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