Harriet Tubman

Events

Born in Bucktown, Maryland

1820

Worked as a child slave

1825

Married John Tubman

1844

Escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad

1849

Returned to Maryland and began freeing other slaves

1850

Rescued her parents from slavery

1857

Nurse and a spy during the Civil War

1861

a spy during the Civil War

Married Nelson Davis

1869

Widowed when Nelson Davis died

1888

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

1820

William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the complete abolition of slavery.

1831

Nat Turner, an enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history.

1831

Passage of the Fugitive Slave Law as part of the Compromise of 1850

1850

Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.

1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation setting slaves in the Confederacy free.

1863

National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is founded

1890