Born into slavery and treated poorly
Born in Dorchester County, Maryland to parents Ben and Harriett Ross-Slaves. Nicknamed "Minty" she shared 10 brothers and sisters.
Harriet Trubman was hired out to a woman named "Miss Susan" as a nursemaid and later a planter named James Cook. She was beaten by both her owners.
Harriet was sent to work in the fields - it was hard labor with poor conditions such as heat and limited food.
Struck in her head with a metal weight nearly killing her for refusing to help a owner punish another slave.
Changes her name and begins to change her life
Araminta meets and marries John Tubman, a free black man. Changes her name from Araminta to Harriet like her mother.
Harriett contacted the network known as the "Underground Railroad" asking for their help with escaping. She left her husband and family for freedom.
Becomes a Conductor of the Underground Railroad leading missions to help slaves be free.
Harriett became and active Underground Railroad operator and during her life helped rescue many hundreds of slaves including her parents and some family.
After 10 years of missions to help free slaves, Harriett was never captured and neither were any of the slaves she helping.
Harriett Tubman inspires the Africa-American people to believe they have the right to be free and see many changes.
Returns home to Auburn, New York at the end of the Civil War to her small farm where she took care of her parents and any other families that needed her help.
March 10, 1913 at the age of 91 years old Harriett dies from Pneumonia but became an American Hero.