Harriet Tubman

By: Keshun Hoffler

  • Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
  • She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system.
  • Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross.
  • Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War.
  • Tubman took part in antislavery meetings. On the way to such a meeting in Boston in 1860, in an incident in Troy, New York, she helped a fugitive slave who had been captured.
  • she died in 1913.
  • http://www.biography.com/people/harriet-tubman-9511430
  • http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harriet-tubman
  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html