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Harriet Tubman

Writer from United States of America

Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; Feb.-Mar. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling seizures, narcoleptic attacks, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream activity, which occurred throughout her life. A devout Christian, Tubman ascribed the visions and vivid dreams to revelations from God. In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night, Tubman (or "Moses", as she  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Minty,Araminta Harriet Ross
Date of birth
1820
Place of birth
Dorchester County
Nationality
United States of America
Siblings
Moses Ross Rachel Ross Linah Ross Robert Ross Ben Ross Mariah Ritty Ross Soph Ross Henry Ross
Profession
Writer

Death

Date of death
1913-03-10
Cause of death
Pneumonia
Place of death
Auburn
Place of burial
Fort Hill Cemetery,United States of America

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