A brave women
Challenges she had to overcome
- Since she was an African american born in that time period she was born into slavery.
- When Harriet was only but a little girl she tried to stop a supervisor from punishing another slave as the effect on that the supervisor fractured Harriet's skull with a heavy metal weight.
- because of the severe injury Harriet suffered from blackouts
- In 1849 Harriet escaped slavery all by herself using the underground railroad
- After escaping and arriving to Philadelphia she vowed to help other slaves too . Shortly after she had bought 19 groups to Philadelphia there was a new law established that helping slaves was considered a crime.
Accomplishments she made
- Harriet Tubman became a conductor of the underground railroad.
- She rescued over 300 slaves in general.
- Harriet continued her courageous actions though later during the civil war where she helped over 750 people escape slavery.
- So in total she helped over 1000 people escape slavery!
Other facts about Harriet
- She married Jhon Tubman a free black man in 1844.
- Harriet was almost caught and killed twice trying to help slaves escape.
- She served as a nurse and spy for the union army during the civil war.
- After the war Harriet came back home and started speaking in support for women's rights.
- She established a home for elderly and needy African Americans.
Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.