"Moses" A Harriett Tubman Timeline

Early Years

Born into slavery and treated poorly

Araminta Ross was Born


Born in Dorchester County, Maryland to parents Ben and Harriett Ross-Slaves. Nicknamed "Minty" she shared 10 brothers and sisters.

Starts working at age 6 or 7 years old


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.

Became a Field Slave


Harriet was sent to work in the fields - it was hard labor with poor conditions such as heat and limited food.

Injured serverely by owner


Struck in her head with a metal weight nearly killing her for refusing to help a owner punish another slave.

Becomes Harriett Tubman

Changes her name and begins to change her life

Gets Married


Araminta meets and marries John Tubman, a free black man. Changes her name from Araminta to Harriet like her mother.

Escapes from Slavery


Harriett contacted the network known as the "Underground Railroad" asking for their help with escaping. She left her husband and family for freedom.

Moses for the Slaves

Becomes a Conductor of the Underground Railroad leading missions to help slaves be free.

The Underground Railroad


Harriett became and active Underground Railroad operator and during her life helped rescue many hundreds of slaves including her parents and some family.

The Last Mission


After 10 years of missions to help free slaves, Harriett was never captured and neither were any of the slaves she helping.

Last Years

Harriett Tubman inspires the Africa-American people to believe they have the right to be free and see many changes.

Enjoys Freedom


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.

Harriett Tubman dies


March 10, 1913 at the age of 91 years old Harriett dies from Pneumonia but became an American Hero.