Harriet Tubman

By:Abeeha Siddiqui

Life of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman's real name was Araminta "Minty" Ross. Harriet changed her name in 1849 when she was escaping. Harriet was born in 1815 the exact date is unknown. Harriet married John Tubman in 1844. Harriet Minty's mother was owned by: Joseph and Mary Pattison Brodess. Minty's father Ben Ross was the property of Anthony Thompson. Minty had 8 siblings: Linah, Mariah, Soph, Robert, Ben, Rachel, Henry, and Moses. Harriet had 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Minty was hired at age 5 and got separated from her family at age 5. A quote that Minty said when she got hit by the medal weight was: "That weight shattered my skull and cut a piece of that shawl clean off and drove it in my head. They carried me to the house all bleeding and fainting. I had no bed, no place to lie down at all, and they laid me an the seat of loom, and I stayed there all day and the next".It took months for Minty to recover. This happend : One day when Tubman was in the grocery store she spotted a slave. The slave was trying to escape but Harriet was blocking the doors. The master saw the slave escaping so he picked up a metal weight and aimed it at the slave instead it hit Minty.

Harriet's National Holiday

Harriet Tubman should be honored on March 10. Here are some reasons why Harriet should have a holiday. On reason she should have a holiday is that she made society realize that no matter what race you are you are still human. She helped more than 300 slaves escape in her lifetime. She also saved her hard work money and spent it on slaves and opened schools to help slaves get education. She risked her life to help other slaves. She donated all the money she had to the slaves. She worked hard to slave money and return the money she owned Miss Susan . She opened her doors to help other people. She donated money and food to the slaves. I think Harriet Tubman should have a national holiday, Do you?

Information about the Holiday

I think the holiday should be when she died in March 10. We should honor her for freeing more than 300 slaves. She should be our hero. The holiday should be called " Harriet Tubman Day". We should celebrate it with fireworks and NO SCHOOL and a day off from work. We should be spending time with our family to thank Harriet Tubman and pray for her. Harriet should be a important person.