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Transcript of Harriet Tubman
Was born in 1820, Dorchester Country, Maryland
Died March 10, 1913
Her resting place is in Fort Hill Cemetery, in New York.
Nickname was Minty
Her only child was Gertie Davies
Her spouse were Nelson Davies (1869-1888) and John Tubman (1844-1851)
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. At age six, Harriet was old enough to be considered able to work. She did not work in the fields though. Edward Brodas, her master, lent her to a couple who first put her to work weaving she was beaten frequently.
Harriet Tubman was a good leader because she was the one that helped salves run away slavery. She led hundred of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. It was a secret network of safe houses where runaway slaves could stay on their journey North to freedom. Harriet Tubman is considered a hero because of her perseverance and dedication to serving other people. She persevered and refused to quit after each of her expeditions. Besides rescuing people from slavery, she also set up a home for the elderly.
Accomplishments & Achievements
She worked in the Underground Railroad
She helped hundreds of people escape to freedom.
She worked as a nurse, soldier and spy during the Civil War.
She supported equal rights for women.
Harriet Tubman was born into a life of slavery. She was a very fortunate slave because she learned how to read and write. She led many slaves to freedom. She was a very successful black slave who had a very successful life. She was honored in many ways back then and is still honored in many ways today. This is an amazing woman who risked her life and the lives of others for one thing. Freedom!
Why Harriet Tubman?
I chosed Harriet Tubman as a leader because she helped many people escape from slavery. Harriet Tubman was one strong and brave women. She also knew that women needed their equal rights.