Harriet Tubman escape from slavery and became an underground rail conductor
FREED 300 SLAVES
1850 - 1860
During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South using the underground railroad and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."
Civil war begin
April 12 1861
American Civil war began and Harriet worked as a cook and nurse in South Carolina and Florida. She also helped recruit former slaves for a regiment
Mar 18 1869
In 1844, Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman. At the time around half of the African-American people on the eastern shore of Maryland were free, and was not unusual for a family to include both free and enslaved people.
Harriet Tubmans Death
MARCH 10 ,1913
Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913. Before her death she told friends and family surrounding her death bed “I go to prepare a place for you”. Tubman was buried with military honors in the Auburn’s Fort Hill Cemetery.