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Harriet Tubman Timeline

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Sarah Hiser

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of Harriet Tubman Timeline

1850 - 1860 The Life of Harriet Tubman 1820-1821 Birth - Araminta Harriet Ross ("Minty") - Dorchester County, Maryland 1826 - was rented by other families to work as a slave Family: - Parents: Benjamin Ross and Harriet Greene
-> slaves of Edward Brodess - 8 brothers and sisters? - worked under bad working conditions and was
exposed to violence frequently 1832 - work as a field hand - head injury
-> hit with a weight
-> fainting spells Childhood 1844 Marriage John Tubman
Harriet Tubman 1849 Escape 1st attempt to escape
with her brothers Harry and Ben Traveled at night, hid during the day
Escape to Pennsylvania -> by the help from the "Underground Railroad" -> voluntary return Underground Railroad "A secret cooperative network that aided fugitive slaves in reaching sanctuary in the free states or in Canada in the years before the abolition of slavery in the United States." rescued some of her family and friends official escape agent of the UGRR nickname "Moses" 1861 - 1865 - Civil War: worked for the Union Army as a nurse,
a cook, scout, and a spy from 1866 - began another career as a human rights activist - helped needy children - transformed her family's home into the
"Home for Aged and Poor Black People" 1868 2nd Marriage a former soldier
died 20 years later of an illness 1913 Death Place of death: Auburn, New York Date of death : 10th of March, 1913 Nelson Davis Today one of the most famous characters in the US history "The Harriet Tubman Home" in Auburn, Movie 1978: "A Woman Called Moses" many children's books and children's television series a number of memorials 11 trips in the next 10 years
-> helped over 300 slaves to escape
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