Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman real name was Araminta Ross. Around the year 1844 she married a free black named John Tubman, that was when she changed her last name Tubman and also her name to Harriet after her mother. While escaping to Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, she followed the North Star. She made 19 trips back to the south to help free 300 people to freedom. She also carried a gun with her to threaten her fugitives if they tired to move on, she will tell them "you'll be free or die." Harriet didn't want to risk the other and her life just because of one person. By 1856, Tubman's capture was brought to $40,000. Then during the civil war she was a spy for the federal forces in North Carolina and a nurse too.
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