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Copy of Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman (Watchdogs5)
In her early teens, Harriet was asked to help punish a slave who had gone to the store without permission and Harriet said no. The slave tried to run away and the overseer tried to throw a weight at him, but the weight hit Harriet instead! She suffered head aches and seizures throughout her life and the weight left severe marks on her forehead. She lived a long life anyways, which in my opinion, is remarkable.
Harriet was inspired by Moses, the biblical figure.
She always carried a gun.
She always helped other people even though she could get in to trouble.
"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."
- Harriet Tubman
Her life story
Harriet Tubman was born in 1819 or 1820 into slavery (meaning born as a slave) in Maryland. Her birth name was Araminta Ross and her nickname was Minty (though she changed her name to Harriet after her mother). She started working as a house maid around the age of six. Later though she was assigned to work in the fields. She got married to John Tubman, who was a free black man in 1844 and changed her last name. She worked as a nurse and a spy for the union during the Civil war. She died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913 when she was in her 90s.
An unfortunate incident
Who was Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman is probably the most
famous underground railroad ''conductor.''
She led about 300 slaves to freedom during
her 19 trips and never lost a passenger! She was born into slavery and was not educated. In my opinion, she was very brave and smart - even though not educated - to have never lost a slave!

Fun Facts
Harriet Tubman
Harrriet Tubman
Sources: PBS, National
Geographic Kids,
Minty (Book)

My claim is even though Harriet was not educated, she must have been intelligent to never lose a passenger.
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