Harriet Tubman Research Paper

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Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave who became known as the “Moses of People.” Harriet was born in the 1820s at Dorchester County, Maryland and died on March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York. Her birth name was Araminta Ross, but she changed it when she married John Tubman, that is when she took her mother’s name Harriet and became Harriet Tubman. She was a slave, a runaway who led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad for ten years. Harriet then became a leader in the abolitionist movement and during the Civil War, she was a spy for the Federal forces in South Carolina, and she was also a nurse during the Civil War. Harriet Tubman’s life as a Slave Araminta (Harriet Tubman) had ten siblings all born into slavery to Harriet and Benjamin Ross. When she was a child she worked as a nursemaid; nursemaids were the people who took care of a child at night so as not to wake the mother. When Harriet Tubman was young she suffered a severe injury which affected her for the rest of her life. The slave owner threw a metal weight to another slave, and accidentally hit Tubman on the head, she suffered epilepsy and strong headaches, she also said that she had strange visions which she described to God communicating to her. She took the visions as a symbol of mission, like Moses to go and free…show more content…
Her neighbor gave her a piece of paper which had two written names, the names of the people who would help her get to freedom. In her trip she hiked through swamps and woodlands, but that did not stop her. Even though her husband didn’t go with her so she ran away with her two brothers who didn’t make it because they were afraid, so she kept going without them. She decided to run away because she feared that she would be sold. When she arrived to Philadelphia Harriet became a household servant. She saved money so she could help other slaves escape. She met William Still, the Philadelphia Station Master on the Underground

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