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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born in 1861 Dorchester County,Maryland.She started working when she was six.Harriet worked in the house doing chores such as scrubbing floors,dusting tables,and caring for a baby.When she was seven she tried to run away but became cold and hungry and then returned to her owner. When Harriet was 13 she saw a slave run away.The homeowner asked her to help catch him,but Harriet refused.He then threw a heavy weight at her head knocking her down neariy dead.In 1844 she married John Tubman who was free,and Harriet wanted to be free too,so she asked him to help her escape.He refused,so Harriet saved her family and other slaves escape without him. Harriet Tubman joined the Civil War when it started in 1861 so she could fight for her freedom and the freedom of others.After the Civil War ended, Harriet brought her parents to New York and they lived in her house.They were free but poor but they eventually started getting 20 dollars a month.She still worked for the rights of slaves and women after the war ended.Harriet died in 1913 in Auburn New York and she was nearly 93 years old.


1821- Born a slave in Dorchester Country, Maryland1849-Escapes from slavery to Philly PA1850- Makes first trip to South to rescue slaves1857- Rescuses parents from slavery1863- Serves as spy for the Northern Army in the Civil War1908- Builds home for the sick and elderly in Auburn, New York1913 - Dies in Auburn, New York

Harriet Tubman was an amazing and brave woman. First,she was born a slave wich means she started work when she was six.Second, she worked in the feilds all day, and then at night she brought slaves to the PA.Third,she brought her aging parents to freedom.Lastly,she freed over 300 slaves in 17 trips,and never got caught.Because of Harriet's sacrifice and bravery,all slaves are now free.

Lasting Impact

Harriet Tubman freed many slaves in her life. She risked her life to save her people. Now everyone is free and equal.


-Mcloone;Margo-Harriet Tubman-Makato,MN:Capstone Press-1996



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