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Harriet Tubman. By Mrs. Bjelland. www.alaskacoinexchange.com/. Early Life. Harriet was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820 in Dorcester County, Maryland. Both of Harriet’s parents were slaves. At age 25, Harriet married John Tubman, a free African American.

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harriet tubman

Harriet Tubman

By Mrs. Bjelland

www.alaskacoinexchange.com/

early life
Early Life
  • Harriet was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820 in Dorcester County, Maryland.
  • Both of Harriet’s parents were slaves.
  • At age 25, Harriet married John Tubman, a free African American.

www.infoplease.com/ cgi-bin/id/A0001541.html

harriet s escape
Harriet’s Escape
  • After her marriage, Harriet began to fear that she would be sold South.
  • She was aided in her escape by an existing Underground Railroad.
  • Put in a wagon and covered with a sack, Harriet was smuggled to Philadelphia, PA.

mdhsimage.mdhs.org/.../

mdhsimage.mdhs.org/.../

the underground railroad
The Underground Railroad
  • Harriet began her work in the Underground Railroad because she wanted to save members of her own family.
  • Harriet is believed to have helped over 300 people to freedom.

www.courier-journal.com/.../

handbill warning slaves against slave catchers
Handbill Warning Slaves Against Slave Catchers

www.ccsd.edu/.../ UndergroundRR/dbq.htm

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“On my Underground Railroad, I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.”--Harriet Tubman

www.learnersonline.com/

m ap of the underground railroad
Map of the Underground Railroad

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americancivilwar.com/ underground_railroad.html

interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Quilts were used as codes to help escaping slaves find their way to an Underground Railroad contact.

www.okquiltworks.com/

interesting facts9
Interesting Facts
  • Harriet served as a soldier, spy and nurse in the Civil War.
  • Harriet was not allowed to be paid for her service.
  • Harriet was an active supporter of women’s rights.

www.courier-journal.com/.../

comprehension questions
Comprehension Questions
  • Why did Harriet begin her work on the Underground Railroad?
  • About how many slaves is Harriet believed to have helped to freedom?
  • Name an interesting fact about Harriet Tubman.
works cited
Works Cited
  • Denenberg, Dennis, and Roscoe, Lorraine. 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet. Brookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press, 2001.
  • Harriet Tubman: http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Tubman.html

February 9, 2005.

  • http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm. The Life of Harriet Tubman. February 9, 2005.
  • Salvucci, Stuckey. Call to Freedom. Austin, TX: Harcourt, Brace,

2000.