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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman






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    • Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland around 1820.She was named Araminta Ross. Her family called her “Minty”.
    • Harriet did not stay a slave. She wanted to have freedom.She ran away in late 1849. Her owner posted a reward.
    • Harriet was able to reach safety and freedom by getting help from people who ran the Underground Railroad.
    • Harriet had reached freedom, but she was concerned about others who were still being held as slaves. “I had crossed the line of which I had so long been dreaming, I was free; … to this solemn resolution I came; I was free, and they should be free also.” - Harriet Tubman
    • Harriet became a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
    • Over a 10 year period, Harriet made 19 trips into states that allowed slavery. She lead over 300 slaves to freedom. “…If you are tired, keep going, if you are scared, keep going, if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going.” -Harriet Tubman
    • The United States entered into a Civil War between the Northern States and the Southern States.
    • During the Civil War, Harriet continued to work for freedom andliberty. She served in the Union Army as a scout, spy, and nurse.
    • After the war, Harriet married and settled in Auburn, NewYork. She built a home that she shared with people in need.
    • Harriet Tubman died in 1913. She is remembered for her spirit, courage, and commitment to helping others.
    • Harriet believed that all people should be free. Which character trait is this an example of?
    • Harriet’s work as a conductor was very dangerous. She risked her own life and freedom on every mission. Which character trait is this an example of?
    • Harriet traveled back 19 times in order to rescue over 300 people from slavery. Which character trait is this an example of?
    • 1. Harriet Tubman was born a ________ . slave Maryland
    • 2. Harriet Tubman became a _________ on the Underground Railroad. spy conductor
    • 3. Harriet Tubman believed that all people deserved to ________. be free have a job
    • 4. Harriet helped lead over _____ runaway slaves to freedom. 200 300
    • 5. Harriet believed that all people have the power and strength to ______ the world. change keep
    • 1 http://www2.lhric.org/Pocantico/tubman/timeline2/timeline.htm2 http://www2.lhric.org/Pocantico/tubman/quiz.htm3 http://www.pocanticohills.org/tubman/vocabquilt.htm4 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/5 http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/