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Harriet Tubman

All about Harriet Tubman

Jack Shebat

on 21 March 2013

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Harriet Tubman By Jack Shebat "I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it."
– Harriet Tubman Question
Who was one of the most famous abolitionists who was considered the greatest underground railroad conductors ever? "I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."
– Harriet Tubman Early Life Born on march 10th, 1820, on a plantation in dorchester county, Maryland, as Amarinta Ross

She had a hard life with much work, little rest, and often not enough food

Married slave John Tubman at the age of 21

At the age of 25, she became obsessed with freedom and escaped. John Tubman, however, did not come Aspirations and Career She wanted to free slaves, so she became an abolitionist

She freed more than 300 slaves over 19 trips

She was wanted by slave hunters for $40,000

She was the best conductor around "I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other."– Harriet Tubman Later Life She offered her services to the union army as a nurse

Later, she took on the cause of women's suffrage

Next, she established an old folks home

Then, she moved into the home and, unfortunately, died on March 10th, 1913 Obstacles She was hit on the head as a child which caused seizures and head injury for most of her life

Her owner often beat her

Nobody respected her because she was black

Often not enough food, much work, and little rest when she was a slave Contributions Helped end slavery

Helped women get there rights

Served as a nurse in the Union Army during the Civil War Time Line Harriet Tubman is born on March 10th, 1820 Ode to Harriet Tubman O Harriet Tubman
so courageous art thou soul
savior of the African American spirit
One of the greatest conductors
No, the greatest conductor art thou
symbol of freedom to all African Americans
A moses of her time
The sound of the night sky
As thou sneaks through the night
Thy heroicness will be told to all
So everyone throughout the land will remember
of the women who granted freedom
O Harriet Tubman New York gives free Blacks the right to vote 1821 Georgia prohibits the Education of Slaves 1829 “Underground Railroad” established 1830 Nat Turner, a Baptist slave preacher, leads a revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, killing at least 57 whites. Alabama makes it illegal for Blacks to preach 1831 War with Mexico 1846 1861 March 4th Lincoln Inaugurated 1864 April 14th Lincoln shot, dies next day 1861 April 12 Civil War starts 1864 May Civil War ends 1903 The Wright Brothers first flight 1844 At the age of 25,
Harriet Tubman got married to John Tubman 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped slavery 1850 Harriet Tubman becomes
an underground railroad
conductor 1851 Harriet Tubman
takes escaped slaves
all the way to
Canada 1868 Tubman meets
a civil war vet
Nelson Davis 1869 She remarries to Nelson Davis 1873 Tubman is
swindled out of her money by a con 1874 Nelson and her adopt a
baby girl named Gertie Mar. 10th
1913 Harriet Tubman dies of
pneumonia The End
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