Harriet Tubman

What year was Harriet born in?

Harriet was born around 1820, no one really knows the exact date because she was born as a slave, so there is no documentation on her early years of life. She was on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, her full name was Araminta Ross. She got the name Harriet due to her mother's name being Harriet.



http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/harriet-tubman/#harriet_lg.jpg

Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

Did Harriet suffer from any injuries?

When Harriet was a child she saw a supervisor punishing another slave so she tried to stop the punishment. The supervisor ended up punishing Harriet by throwing a metal weight at her head. She suffered from having black outs, Harriet did let the blackouts stop her, instead she said they were messages from God.

Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.


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What was she known for?

Harriet was known for rescuing hundreds of slaves through the underground railroad. After Harriet has escaped from slavery she vowed that she would return and help others. she made a total of nineteen trips, she carried a gun and said she would use it on anyone who threatened her.


Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.


http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman. html

How did Harriet avoid being recognized?

On a rescue mission, Harriet and a group of fugitives boarded a southbound train to avoid suspicion. On another mission, Tubman noticed her former master walking toward her. She quickly released a group of chickens and chased after them to avoid being recognized.


Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/harriet-tubmans-amazing-grace-53824293/?no-ist


How many slaves did she rescue all together?

In 1857, Harriet went back to Auburn, New York and freed her parents from slavery; slave owners offered thousands of dollars for her arrest. They never captured Harriet or any of the 300 slaves she helped liberate before the American Civil War (1861-1865). During the civil war, Harriet didn't stop rescuing slaves, on a military campaign along the Combahee River in South Carolina, she helped free more than 750 slaves.

Clavin, Matthew. "Tubman, Harriet." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.


http://www.harriettubman.com/