Harriet Tubman By: McKinley Gross

Early Life

Harriet Tubman's actual Birthday is unknown. It is most likely to be between 1819-1823. Her birth name is Araminta Harriet Ross. Her nick name is "Minty". Other nicknames include Moses and General Tubman.

She was born In Dorchester County,MD and died March 10,1913, Auburn, NY. She was an activist. She said "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves".

Why is Harriet Tubman Famous?

Harriet Tubman is one of the most famous "conductors".She also took slaves through the under ground rail road.The rail road is not a real rail road.It is a route to safe houses.Houses that were safe for slaves had lanterns in them.She could get caught anytime. The houses wouldn't be right next to the other.

Accomplishments

Between Harriet Tubman led over 200 slaves through the Underground Railroad .She traveled almost 90 miles to freedom.Between 1851 and 1860 Tubman made 19 trips. She became the master of disguise.

Impacts

She was a hero in American History. She couldn't have had an impact if she didn't escape from slavery. She became an Abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War.

How is She Celebrated?

She has received multiple honors including two namesake national parks. They are in Maryland where she once worked as a slave. She will also be honored with her picture being placed on the $20 bill within the next 10 years.

Sources

Afroamhistory.about.com

Biography.com

harriet-tubman.org

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