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Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad

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Cassidy Williams

on 10 May 2015

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Transcript of Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad
Stop 1: Early Life
Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was born into slavery as one of 11 children born to her mother Harriet Ross and her father Benjamin Ross.

Stop 2: What you didn't know.
Stop 3: The Railroad
Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman in 1844 where she changed her name to honor her mother. She escaped from her owners in 1849 and found her way to Philadelphia using the Underground Railroad.
Stop 4: The Slaves
Stop 5: The Journey
This is John Rankin's house. His house was one of the most famous houses stopped at during the underground railroad. There were many people that were a part of the Underground Railroad, and without the help of these abolitionists, it would have not been successful.
Stop 6: The Outcome
Stop 7: The Letter
Stop 8: The End
Examine her facial expression. What do you see?
What do you notice about the way she is dressed?
When do you think this picture would have been taken?

Compare and contrast the photos in the video. What are the similarities and differences you find?
What is the significance of the 2 objects they show that belong to Harriet Tubman?
Why do you think no one talks about Harriet Tubman fighting in the war?

This video describes parts of Harriet Tubman's life that people may not have known. Along with being an abolitionist for the underground railroad, she worked as a nurse and a spy during the Civil War.
Compare this picture with the first picture of Harriet Tubman.
Examine her facial expression. Why do you think she is looking this way?
Analyze the background. What do you notice?
What do you think the 200 reward is for?
What do you notice about how they describe the slaves?
Where do you think this would be posted?
Examine the house. What do you notice?
Where do you think this house would be located?
Why do you think John Rankin let his house be used for the underground railroad?
Who are these people in the picture?
What do you notice about Harriet Tubman's body language?
Why do you think this picture was taken?
What does H.R. 4982 represent?
What is the purpose of this document?
What does this document mean?
Who do you think she was addressing with this statement?
What do you think she meant by "I had a right to liberty or death?"
What rights is she referring to?
There was a reward to find Harriet after she had escaped, but she did not care. Harriet Tubman went back to save her sisters, brothers, even her 70 year old parents on the underground railroad.
Harriet Tubman would make 19 trips from the south to the north on the Underground Railroad. When the Fugitive Slave Law came into affect, she changed the route to Canada to ensure the safety of the slaves. Her nickname became Moses, because she was leading her people to freedom.
Harriet Tubman became the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. She later moved to Auburn, New York where she married a war veteran, Nelson Davis and they adopted a baby girl named Gertie. Harriet Tubman died in 1913 in Auburn.
Table of Contents
Stop 1: Early Life
Stop 2: What you didn't know
Stop 3: The Railroad
Stop 4: The Slaves
Stop 5: The Journey
Stop 6: The Outcome
Stop 7: The Letter
Stop 8: The End
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