Harriet Tubman

Little about her ......

Her life....

Born a slave in Dorchester County , Maryland , Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit another slave and hit her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of Hypersomnia which occurred throughout her life.

she and her family escaped to Philadelphia , then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family . Traveling by night and in extreme secrecy . Her actions made slave owners anxious and angry, and they posted rewards for her capture. When a far-reaching United States Fugitive Slave Law was passed in 1850, she helped guide fugitives further north into Canada , and helped newly freed slaves find work.