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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman






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    • Harriet Tubman “Moses of her People” Kaytee Spitz Ed 205-06
    • Main Slide
      • Harriet’s Early Life
      • Her Escape From Slavery
      • Saving Her Family
      • Harriet’s Role in the Underground Rail Road
      • Master of Disguise
      • People She Knew
      • Arrival of the Civil War
      • Harriet’s life in Auburn, NY
    • Harriet’s Early Life
      • Harriet Tubman was born Harriet Ross in 1819, in Dorchester County, Maryland.
      • She was born into slavery and was put to work by the age of 5.
      • She did not like to work inside, she wanted to be outside.
      • Harriet was beaten a lot by her masters. She received whippings even when she was really young.
    • Early Life Continued
      • When Harriet Tubman was 12, she refused to help tie up a slave who had attempted to escape. The white overseer was angry and hit her very hard on the head. After that, Harriet suffered from blackouts.
      • When she was 25 years old, Harriet married John Tubman.
      • At 30, she feared she would be sold to the south, so she escaped.
      • Harriet knew that if she told her husband she was leaving, he would tell on her, so the only person she told was her sister.
    • Harriet’s Escape from Slavery
      • Harriet escaped at night time. A white neighbor gave her a piece of paper with two names on it. Those names would help her get to freedom.
      • Harriet made the 90-mile trip to the Mason-Dixon Line. On her way there, she hiked through swamps and woodlands until she made it to Philadelphia.
      • In Philadelphia, Harriet worked as a dishwasher and met William Still, the Philadelphia Station Master on the Underground Rail Road.
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    • Saving Her Family
      • In 1851, Harriet began relocating her family to the North. She started with her sister’s family. Then she helped her brother’s move North.
      • Harriet went back to get her husband, but he had remarried and didn’t want anything to do with moving.
      • On a fourth trip, Harriet moved her parents.
    • Harriet’s Role in the UGRR
      • Harriet is known as the “Moses of her People.” In 19 trips south, it is believed that she freed more than 300 slaves!
    • Master of Disguise
      • Harriet was becoming more well-known and HUGE rewards were offered for her capture.
      • Harriet learned to disguise her appearance. When she was walking down a street, she ran into one of her former masters, and he did not recognize her.
    • People Harriet Knew
      • Harriet was closely associated with Abolitionist, John Brown.
      • She was also very well acquainted with Frederick Douglass, Jermain Loguen and Gerrit Smith.
    • Arrival of the Civil War
      • During the Civil War, Harriet served as a soldier, a spy for the Union Army and also as a nurse in Washington D.C.
      • She served at Fortress Monroe, where Jefferson Davis would later be imprisoned at. And while guiding a group of black soldiers in South Carolina, she met Nelson Davis.
    • Life in Auburn, NY
      • After the Civil War, Harriet married Nelson Davis and helped Auburn to remain a center of activity in support of Women’s Rights.
      • In 1896, Harriet bought land to build a home for sick and needy blacks, but could not afford to build a house. She gave the land to the African Methodist Episcopalzion Church.
      • Harriet lived happily telling the story of her life until she died at the age of 93.
    • References
      • www.nyhistory.com
      • www.incwell.com/biographies
      • www.teachertube.com
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    • About the Author
      • Kaytee Spitz is a third year student at Grand Valley State University. She is a Mathematics Major with an Emphasis in Elementary Education.