Birthplace: Dorchester County, MD
Harriet Tubman's family worked as slaves on the Brodas plantation. In 1844, Harriet married a free black man, John Tubman. Harriet remained a slave, but she was able to stay in Tubman's cabin at night. In 1849, her worst fears came true when she and her fellow slaves were slated to be sold. Harriet escaped through swamps and woods along the Underground Railroad, settling in Philadelphia. In total, Harriet made 19 trips and freed more than 300 slaves. Harriet was a master of disguise. During the Web Resources The Life of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman Memorial
This memorial is in Boston's South End. Part of the Black History in Boston: A Virtual Field Trip.
Harriet Tubman& The Underground Railroad
This fabulous site was put together by second grade class in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
More biographical information from the Harriet Tubman Home.
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