- returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives
- refuse to stop helping slaves escape and was thrown a two pound weight on head causing headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life
- In 1844, Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman.
- Araminta changed her name to Harriet around the time of her marriage, possibly to honor her mother.
Escape from Slavery and Abolitionism
- escaped when owner died with two other brothers
- notice published in the Cambridge Democrat offered a $300 reward
- made use of the network known as the Underground Railroad to travel nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia.
- Tubman quickly became an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war
- liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina.