Harriet Tubman

By: Regina Carr


Harriet Tubman's original name was Araminta Ross and was born 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy when she was hit on the head with a 20 pound weight by an overseer at the age of 15. She led many slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. In the civil war she was a spy for the Union. She died in Auburn New York on March 10, 1913 of pneumonia. She was given a military funeral by civil war veterans of Auburn. She also received a silver medal from Queen Victoria in England.

The Abolitionist Movement And The Civil Rights Movement

The abolitionist movement started primarily in the north of the US around the 1830's during the 2nd great awakening. The purpose was to abolish slavery and set people free that were already slaves. The abolitionist movement would later complete its goals then the civil rights movement would fight for equality and fair treatment of all races.

Harriet Tubman's Involvement

Harriet Tubman got involved in the anti-slavery movement probably because of past experiences dealing with slavery and abuse. She led the Underground Railroad freeing many slaves and during the civil war spied on the side of the Union while working as a nurse.
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