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Harriet Tubman

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Stephanie Aiello

on 23 May 2014

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Transcript of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Why Harriet is Remembered
For her strength and courage to help others
Because she never gave up despite the danger of death
Believed everyone should be considered equal and should have equal rights
Persevered - never gave up the fight even after slavery was abolished
Why Harriet is Important to Me
Inspires me to work hard for something that you want and care deeply about
Never give up and never stop trying when things get tough
Volunteer my time like at Book Bistro
Famous Quotes
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“I was a conductor of the underground railroads for eight years and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the tracks and I never lost a passenger.”
Background Information
Born in Dorchester County in Maryland March 10th, 1820
Born as a slave and had nine brothers and sisters
Put to work at 4
Took care of owner's baby at age 7
Got sold when she was 10 years old
Pathway to Freedom
First escaped slavery in 1849
Rescued family and non-relatives from plantation system
On Christmas Eve, she led her three brothers and their families to freedom
Took her most daring trip when she took her parents to freedom
Made at least 15 trips back and forth
Post-Slavery Accomplishments
Worked to give women the right to vote
Married John Tubman in 1844 and Nelson Davis in 1869
Served as a nurse in the Civil War in 1861
Served as a spy for the north army in 1863
Built homes for the sick and elderly in Auburn, New York in 1908

The Life of a Hero
Born a slave herself
Led thousands of African Americans to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
Died on March 10, 1913 at nearly 93 years old as a hero

American Hero
We will remember you.....
Conductor of the Underground Railroad
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