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  • Harriet Tubman

    1. 1. Harriet Tubman Created by Mr. Seaner
    2. 2. Childhood
    3. 3. Childhood <ul><li>Her real name was Araminta Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1819 or 1820 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Dorchester County, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Slave from birth </li></ul>
    4. 4. Childhood <ul><li>Beaten frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Had to check muskrat traps as punishment </li></ul><ul><li>Caught measles while checking traps </li></ul><ul><li>At age 12, refused to tie up a slave who attempted to escape </li></ul><ul><li>Received a serious head injury for not doing it </li></ul>
    5. 5. Adulthood
    6. 6. Adulthood <ul><li>In 1844, she married John Tubman (a free black man) </li></ul><ul><li>She wanted to escape to the North to be free of slavery </li></ul><ul><li>John disagreed and wanted to stay in the South </li></ul><ul><li>In 1849, she decided to try and escape to the North without her husband </li></ul>
    7. 7. Adulthood <ul><li>Traveled at night on the Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Reached Philadelphia as a runaway slave </li></ul><ul><li>Committed her life to helping other slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1913 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Claim To Fame
    9. 9. Claim To Fame <ul><li>Known as “Moses” </li></ul><ul><li>Spent 10 years working on the Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom </li></ul><ul><li>“ Never lost a passenger” </li></ul>
    10. 10. Lasting Legacies
    11. 11. Lasting Legacies <ul><li>American icon </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration during civil rights movement of 1970’s </li></ul><ul><li>Harriet Tubman Home still stands as museum </li></ul><ul><li>SS Harriet Tubman </li></ul><ul><li>In 1978, US stamp released with her image </li></ul>

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