Name: Harriet Tubman
Home town: Maryland County Dorchester U.S.A
Date of birth: March 1822
· She freed over a thousand slaves
· There were prices as high as $40,000 on her head
· She never lost a single slave on any of her journeys
· She was married to John Tubman bur later fell in love with Nelson Davis
· As a slave, Araminta Ross was scarred for life when she refused to help in the punishment of another young slave.
· An on seer picked up a heavy iron weight and threw it at a runaway slave.
· He missed the young man and hit Harriet instead.
· The weight nearly crushed her skull and left a deep scar.
· She was unconscious for days, and suffered from seizures for the rest of her life.
· She claimed to have visions from god telling her to fight for freedom.
· She came back numerous times to get more and more slaves.
· Harriet Tubman died in march 10th 1913 at the age of 91
Harriet would get whipped if she fell asleep while looking after a baby all night.
Harriet used to get hired out she would look after a baby all night making sure it dint cry and wake up the mother and make sure she didn’t fall. Asleep she wanted to be free ever since she was a child.
"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves"
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other."
"Never wound a snake kill it."
"I can't die but once."
There were many books written about Harriet Tubman
"Harriet Tubman: The Road To Freedom" by Catherine Clinton
"The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts" by William Still.
"Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement" by Fergus Bordewich
"Hidden In Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and The Underground Railroad" by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard