Harriet Tubman

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Introduction Harriet Ross Tubman originally named Araminta Ross a black woman, she was born into slavery. She is a very courageous woman. She would do anything to help others expect out of slavery and into the ?free land?, Canada. She is very smart especially when it comes to fouling the bloodhounds and the slave captures. Araminta lived till she was in her late 90?s. She was born 1 of eleven children. Through the courses of her life she served as a spy, scout a cook, and a nurse.

Biography Harriet Ross Tubman was born in 1920. Her original name is Araminta but later she adopted her mother?s first name, Harriet. She was born in Dorchester Country, Maryland. Her parents worked as slaves on the Brodas plantation. They were from the Ashanti tribe of West Africa. She was brought up in brutal conditions. She was to work in the fields when she was 5 years old.

She was whipped many times when she was small.

When she was 12 her overseer or her master intensively wounded her. They hit her over the head with a heavy weight, this lead to unexpected blackouts all through the rest of her life.

Harriet and John Tubman were in love. They asked for permission if they were allowed to marry. In 1844 Harriet had permission by her master to marry John.

John was a free black man. Therefore she was in the sate where semi-slavery for 5 years.

She was allowed to live with her husband. After Harriet fled to the North where she would be free because there were rumors going around that family slaves were being sold to settle the estate. John stayed in Maryland.

Two years later Tubman moved to Pennsylvania, but went back to Maryland hoping that she could change her...



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