Harriet Tumban

By:Tykeria Cooper

This a picture of Harriet Tumban

Harriet Tumban was born in Maryland in 1820, she passed away on March 10, 1913.

Harriet Tubman was an American who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War.

She successfully escaped in 1849.

After she escaped she returned many times to save her family members and people that where not related to her.

Facts on Harriet Tumban early life

Harriet was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross.

Violence was a part of daily life Harriet and her family.

The violence she went through early in life caused physical injuries that she can't get rid of .

The most worst injury occurred when Tubman was an adolescent. She was Sent to a dry-goods store for supplies, she met up with a slave who had left the fields without permission. The man demanded that Tubman help restrain the runaway. When Harriet refused the man threw a two-pound weight that hit her in the head. Tubman endured , severe headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life.

By the time Harriet reached her adulthood, about half of the African-American people on the eastern shore of Maryland were free.

In 1844, Harriet married a man who was free from slavery, a black man named John Tubman. Little is known about John Tubman or his marriage to Harriet.

This is a picture of Harriet Tumban talking to her husband about escaping

Facts on Harriet escape from slavery

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849, running away to Philadelphia.

She left Maryland with two of her brothers, Ben and Henry, on September 17, 1849. Once they had left, Harriet's brothers thought again and returned to the spot. Seeing her brothers home safely, she soon set off alone for Pennsylvania.

Tubman made use of the network known as the Underground Railroad to travel almost 90 miles to Philadelphia. She crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania and was feeling reliefed.When she found that she had crossed that line, she looked at her hands to see if she was the same person.

Instead of her remaining in the safety of the North, Harriet Tubman made it her mission to rescue her family and others living in slavery.

In December 1850, Tubman got a warning that her niece Kessiah was going to be sold, along with her two children. Harriet then helped her whole family make the trip to Philadelphia. Over time, she guided her parents and several siblings and about 60 others people to freedom. One family member who didn't accept Harriet Tumban's help to make the journey was Harriet’s husband John, who choosed to stay in Maryland with his new wife.

This is a picture of Harriet Tumban at the underground railroad

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