Harriet Tubman

  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Araminta Ross, later known as “Harriet Tubman,” was born on January 29th, 1820, although it remains uncertain. She was born a slave in a plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland to an owner named Barrett. Barrett threw a heavy metal weight at her, intending to hit another slave and as a result, she suffers from head trauma. This affects her greatly because she now suffers from hypersomnia which could be dangerous during the escapes she planned.
  • Harriet Tubman's Jobs

    Harriet Tubman's Jobs
    Harriet Tubman completed many jobs even starting at the early age of just 5 years old! The job she had at that age was babysitting an infant which included making sure the bay didn’t cry and cradling the baby either in her arms or by rocking the actual cradle. She also had to check the muskrat traps in waist-high water. Some jobs she obtained during the Civil War include, being a nurse and cook and then as an armed spy and scout.
  • Harriet Tubman's Blow to the Head

    Harriet Tubman's Blow to the Head
    Harriet Tubman suffered from a severe head wound with symptoms of hypersomnia, dizziness, and pain. This was caused by a slave owner intending to throw a heavy metal weight at a runaway slave but while secretly helping, accidentally hit Harriet instead. She secretly helped this slave by standing in the way of the door as to block the master from the slave while in the grocery store. The occurrences of hypersomnia could have been the one fault to this historic woman.
  • Harriet Tubman's Family

    Harriet Tubman's Family
    Harriet Tubman’s family was sold into slavery but later separated when sold in auctions. Harriet’s father and mother were declared to be manumitted at the age of 45 years old and any child born after his/her parents reached that age, were legally free. One fault to this was that their owners refused and ignored this declaration when they purchased the slaves. There was no exact date of her fathers manumission.
  • Harriet Tubman's Marriage

    Harriet Tubman's Marriage
    Araminta Ross was Harriet Tubman’s first-born name before getting married in 1844 to John Tubman. Since John Tubman was a free black man, it was said that Araminta’s family was trying to escape from slavery by just marrying a free man. She married in 1844, when she was 25 years old, although the exact date is unknown. After getting married, she feared of being separated and dreamed of heading north but John did not want to. She fled to the North, leaving her husband behind.
  • Harriet Tubman is Wanted

    Harriet Tubman is Wanted
    Harriet Tubman was wanted from many states, dead or alive, and if found, there would be a large reward of $40,000. She was wanted for helping over 1000 enslaved African Americans escape. She went from state to state, helping anybody she could, whenever she could.
  • Harriet Tubman Escaping Slavery

    Harriet Tubman Escaping Slavery
    Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery using the Underground Railroad on September 17th, 1849. She had fled north, hoping to be accompanied by her husband, John Tubman. She came back to help others escape including her sisters, grand-daughters and brothers.
  • Harriet Tubman in the Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman in the Underground Railroad
    Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist who utilized the Underground Railroad to escape slavery and gain her freedom. The Underground Railroad is a network of people who help provide safe houses close to the South as they transport others to the North. Harriet Tubman became the conductor of the Underground Railroad in the early 1850, returning back to Maryland to free her own sister and her two daughters. Over many years of freeing slaves, she helped over 1000 slaves escape!
  • Harriet Tubman in the Civil War

    Harriet Tubman in the Civil War
    Harriet Tubman acquired many jobs during the American Civil War. One of her jobs was to be a nurse and then later, she was hired to be a cook. After, she became an armed scout and spy and even led an army in the Combahee Ferry raid which helped free more than 700 slaves. All of this was part of working in the Union Army.
  • Harriet Tubman's Death

    Harriet Tubman's Death
    Harriet Tubman died on March 10th, 1913. She died after many years of providing safe houses and and ways to freedom. She was represented as a great leader.