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harriet tubman
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  • Born on March,1822                                                              
  • Tubman was married twice one to John Tubman and another time to Nelson Davis
  • Tubman Died of a pneumonia                                                        
  • Tubmans parents were Harriet Ross Greene and Tubmans father was Ben Ross
  • Harriet died on March,10,1913
  • She was born in Dorchester County,Maryland
  • Harriet Tubman adopted one kid name Gertie
  • When Tubman was little her mother was assigned to the big house
  • Tubman was beaten brutaly by her master she suffered from a serious head injury
  • Tubmans owner tried to find her a new owner but Tubman was ill so nobody wanted her
  • Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist.
  • She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
  • She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849.
  • she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system.
  •  She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad
  • Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, 
  • The line between freedom and slavery was hazy for Tubman and her family
  • Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849, fleeing to Philadelphia. Tubman decided to escape following a bout of illness and the death of her owner in 1849.
  • Tubman feared that her family would be further severed, and feared for own her fate as a sickly slave of low economic value. She initially left Maryland with two of her brothers
  • A notice published in the Cambridge Democrat offered a $300 reward for the return of Araminta (Minty), Harry and Ben.
  • Tubman made use of the network known as the Underground Railroad to travel nearly 90 miles to 
  • She crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania with a feeling of relief and awe
  • In December 1850, Tubman received a warning that her niece Kessiah was going to be sold
  • his law stated that escaped slaves could be captured in the North and returned to slavery
  • n December 1851, Tubman guided a group of 11 fugitives northward.
  • in April 1858, Tubman was introduced to the abolitionist John Brown,
  • In early 1859, abolitionist Senator William H. Seward sold Tubman a small piece of land on the outskirts of Auburn, New York.
  • Tubman quickly became an armed scout and spy. 
  • Tubman Home in Auburn and the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge serve as monuments to her life.
  • When she died, Tubman was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
  • tubman decided to help the Union Army because she wanted freedom for all of the people who were forced into slavery, not just the few she could help by herself.
  • Tubman helped Colonel James Montgomery plan a raid to free slaves from plantations along the Combahee
  • Harriet was born a slave and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore where the lines between slavery and freedom were often blurred
  • It was not unusual for families in this area to include both free and enslaved members
  • John Tubman was a free black man
  • Harriet would return to Maryland many times over the next decade to rescue both family and non-famly members from the bondages of slavery. 
  •  Harriet earned the nickname "Moses" after the prophet Moses in the Bible who led his people to freedom.  In all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."
  • Tubman's work was a constant threat to her own freedom and safety. Slave holders placed a bounty for her capture and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was an ever-present danger
  • imposing severe punishments on any person who assisted the escape of a slave. 
  •  Harriet wore many hats:
  •  She was an active proponent of women's suffrage and worked alongside women such as side Susan B. Anthony. 
  • During the civil war, Harriet also worked for the Union Army as a cook, a nurse and even a spy. 
  • Harriet was acquainted with leading abolitionists of the day, including John Brown who conferred with "General Tubman" about his plans to raid Harpers Ferry.
  • Harriet had one daughter, Gertie, whom she and her second husband (Nelson Davis) adopted after the Civil war. 
  • Harriet suffered life-long headaches, seizures and had vivid dreams as a result of a traumatic head injury 
  •  These same symptoms gave her powerful visions that she ascribed to God and helped guide her on many trips to the North while leading others to freedom. 
  • These same symptoms gave her powerful visions that she ascribed to God and helped guide her on many trips to the North while leading others to freedom. 
  • ust before Harriet's death in 1913 she told friends and family, "I go to prepare a place for you."  She was buried with military honors in Fort Hill Cemetery in New York.
  • During her early life, as a young girl, she lived in harsh conditions and violence and a skull fracture that nearly killed her and affected her for the rest of her life
  • she refused to live in under the oppression of slavery and found the courage to liberate herself and those she loved.
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