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Brief Introduction About Harriet Tubman

by Pujalina ISTIQAMAH
Tubmans Famous Quote
Childhood and Life
Was born into slavery in 1820s, in
Dorchester County, Maryland.
Araminta Harriet Ross was At the age of 12, she was being hit by a two pound iron weight
her full name.
It caused her narcolepsy or sleeping spells, vivid visions

She was about five feet tall, scars And made her a devout Christian, she started getting dreams and
on her neck and forehead, upper strongly believed her dreams are indications from God.

front teeth missing, she carried a


long rifle
Tubmans potrait
Family and Marriage

She was married to a free black man named John Tubman when she
was 24 year old.
John Tubman died during the Civil War. In 1869 she married a former
slave and Union Army Veteran, Nelson Davis
She never had any children.
She tried to persuade her brothers to escape with her, but they
changed their minds and returned
Tubman and her family
Timeline of Harriet Tubmans Life
June 1863 She was the first woman
1849 Tubman decided to run away to command and military raid. She
from slavery, after she heard she guided Col. James Montgomery and
might be sold his second South Carolina black
regimen and liberated over 700
1850 Same year as the Fugitive slaves
Slave Act was passed, Tubman
conducted her first mission 1862-1865 She worked as a cook,
nurse, laundress, teacher, scout, and
1851-1852 She assisted several of spy for the Union Force
other individuals escape
enslavement in the Eastern Shore After War 1865 She returned to her
home in Auburn New York, where
1854 She attracted the attention of she began her career as a activist,
abolisionists and Underground humanitarian, and suffragist
Railroad conductors
1865 As Tubman was on her way
1859 She become more publicy home, she was violently thrown off
active, gave many lectures as a from a passenger train by a racist
heroic Underground Railroad conductor and she was severely
operator injuries
1896 She became actively involved in
April 1860 Tubman helped rescue
the suffrage movement, attending
a fugitive slave from the US black and white suffrage conventions
Marshals
1890s She purcased the 25 acre
Early 1862 She joined the North parcel next to her property for the
abolitionist, provided nursing care AME Zion Church
to black soldiers during the Civil
War. Her military services expanded March 10, 1913 Harriet Tubman died
and now included her spying and in Auburn, New York, at the age of 91
scouting behind Confederate lines.
The Underground Railroad and Slave Life
She rescued over 750 slaves and the track that she took them on was called
the Underground Railroad.
She was known as the Moses of her people. Go Down Moses is a song she
used to communicate her coming and going.
After freeing herself from enslavement, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland
to rescue other members of her family.
With Thomas Garrett white quaker abolitionists of Wilmington, William Still
of Philadelphia and other activists. She aided in liberating enslaved Africans.
In her work, she carried a gun, not to fend off enemies, but to goad fugitives
who grew fainthearted or weary and wanted to return. She told them
"Live North, or die here"
After the outbreak of the Civil War, Harriet Tubman became a soldier, spy and
a nurse.
She died on 10 March
1913 after suffering
from pneumonia

Harriet Tubman was


buried in Fort Hill
Cemetery in Auburn
with military honors.

She spent her last years in a home called the


Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negro
which she established in Auburn New

Harriet Tubman devoted her life towards the abolition of slavery. She is an inspiration to many for
her relentless struggle for equality and civil rights. She is one of the most notable figures in the
history.