Harriet Tubman was born in 1920 or 1921 in Dorchester Country, Maryland. The date unknown. Harriet's mother, Harriet Green, had a eleven children, also had a Husband named Benjamin Ross. Everybody in her family were slaves. Harriet and some of her family were owned by Edward Bradas. A slave works all day and works hard, and they don't get paid. Slaves get beaten if they don't do what their masters say. One time Harriet took a sugar cube and her mistress Miss Susan saw her take it and she was chased, when she got back she got whipped. Some slaves were sold down river and Harriet was scared that she would get sold down river, and never see her family again.
In 1835 Harriet saved a slave from getting hit from a metal weight. It hit Harriet and almost killed her. Harriet had as deep cut in her forehead and it never fully healed. For eight years Harriet suffered headaches and sleeping spells. She prayed often after her accident. In 1844 Harriet married a free man named John Tubman. He lived close to the Edward plantation. Harriet wanted to escape from the plantation, but John said if she would escape he would tell Edward and their dogs would be after her. Slaves work in fields and sometimes they sing while they work. When Harriet escaped she sang a song.
"When that chariot comes,
I'm going to leave you.
I'm bound for the Promised Land."
One night she escaped with her three brothers and her brothers made her turn back. Two nights later she escaped alone. Harriet went to a persons house, a white person, and she helped Harriet. The white woman told Harriet where to go next. She traveled until she reached Pennsylvania. In that state you can't own a slave. Now Harriet was free.
Between 1850-1860 she worked as a cook, dish washer, and a cleaning woman. Harriet often went back down south to free more slaves. She Saved about three hundred slaves. When she was freeing the slaves if the slave wanted to go back she pointed a gun at their head and said you either go with me or die. In November 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected and he stopped slavery. Harriet went back to see John Tubman and he had died. Harriet married someone else named Nelson Davis. When Harriet was ninety she Died on March 10, 1913. She was a good person so she was called Moses.
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