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Transcript of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland at the approximate time of 1820's. Tubman's basket name was Araminta Ross. She was born into slavery with 11 brothers and sisters. As a child Tubman's living conditions were brutal as she recieved beatings in drastic measures. In the winter she had to keep her toes in the fire to prevent frost bite. Luckily, her family had the privelage to hunt (not many slave families had that privelage.) At age 11 her name was changed to Harriet Ross.
Tubman was a field slave. In 1831 Tubman was injured to the head by a rock thrown by an overseer because Tubman did not assist in tying up another slave who attempted to run away. She suffered seizures, visions, and night terrors from this injury. During 1844 Tubman married a man named John Tubman. In 1849, in fear of being sold she escaped and followed the North Star to freedom, which was only the beginning of her journey.
Harriet Tubman was a social justice leader for no slavery. She escaped slavery after all her brutal torture but still came back ninteen times to help other slaves escape to Canada along the Underground Railroad. From the time she started working till her death Tubman strived for a better life style for all slaves. Tubman was open minded, brave, courageous, and determined. Tubman once said, "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves."
After Tubman escaped from slavery, she found other abolitionist to help make a safe path into Canada for escaping slaves. Tubman went to Maryland to help slaves escape by the underground railroad into Canada. Tubman's strong personality and determination helped slaves to go on and not turn back. Even at risk of being caught again and having worst torture than before Tubman still wanted to help other slaves. Tubman said "go on with us, or die." In 10 years, Tubman made 19 trips into the South and freed over 300 slaves.
Fun Facts about Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman left a huge legacy that would affect our world and its people. For example she helped free hundreds of slaves. She also gave most of her life to helping others. She was a slave herself so this, working on ending slavery, was such a big goal in her own life. Once the civil war started she worked for the union as a cook, nurse, scout, and spy. she also lead raids on the southern people. After the civil war she still wanted to give more back to the people. Tubman was poor but she turned her home into the Home for Indigent and aged Negros. She may have been poor but she always gave more than she had.
By: Lydia, Brooke, and Grace
Harriet married John Tubman. When she escaped from slavery, she came back to find her husband married to another women.
In 1869 she married Davis Nelson and adopted daughter Gertie
Her first name was a "basket name" as Araminta Ross
Her first safe house on the underground railroad, she was hidden in a wagon and covered in hay, then driven to her next stop.
She was also called Moses for leading "her people" to safety.