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Born in Bucktown, Maryland
Worked as a child slave
Married John Tubman
Escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad
Returned to Maryland and began freeing other slaves
Rescued her parents from slavery
Nurse and a spy during the Civil War
a spy during the Civil War
Married Nelson Davis
Widowed when Nelson Davis died
Died in Auburn, New York
Approx. March 10, 1913
Outside events during Harriet Tubman's Life
Missouri Compromise: In an effort to maintain the balance between free and slave states
William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the complete abolition of slavery.
Nat Turner, an enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history.
Passage of the Fugitive Slave Law as part of the Compromise of 1850
Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.
1861 - 1865
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation setting slaves in the Confederacy free.
National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is founded
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