Early LifeHarriet Tubman was born in 1820, Dorchester County, Maryland. She was born into slavery and started working at 5 years old. Also she would babysit her neighbor’s kids and serve food to them. However, her neighbor didn’t like Tubman’s work, Harriet was bad at working indoors, so she was sent to work outdoors for the rest of her life. She would work every day and got no break. Harriet worked until she was a full grown adult and has been sold many times.
According to research, Harriet Tubman didn’t really have a career, but after she fought to be free, she served for the Civil War as a nurse and a scout. Also Harriet started a little home for African American elders, led the Combahee River Raid, brought 750 slaves to freedom, and brought 300 enslaved people to freedom. Although she didn’t have a career, she did impact on us today.
When Harriet Tubman learned she was to be sold, she didn’t know what to do but escape. She had heard about the Underground Railroad, so that’s when she decided to escape. One night she snuck through the woods to the Underground Railroad, she had walked 10 miles! Through the whole trip people were searching for her. People were even offering big awards to the people who find her and bring her back, but the people on the Underground Railroad didn’t turn her in, they helped her. Finally Tubman made it Philadelphia.
LegacyHarriet Tubman’s over 300 slaves free, she walked 10 miles just to save them all. She led them to Philadelphia where slavery was forbidden. Also she led the Combahee River Raid and freed 750 slaves! She spoke for women’s rights too. Sadly, she died March 10, 1913. Harriet was a courageous woman. Without her the world would be different