Essay On Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman Changed history showing that one person can make a difference by starting out as a slave and ending as the leading abolitionist. Araminta Ross was Harriet Tubman’s real name, but she later changed it. She was born in Maryland in late February 1820 as a slave. She wasn’t alone. Harriet Tubman had four brothers and five sisters. Out of all nine children, Harriet Tubman was the fifth and their parents were Ben and Harriet Greene Ross. As a slave her life was very hard, she was treated cruel and took several hits to the head. From getting hit in the head repeatedly, it caused her to have narcolepsy the rest of her life. Harriet was always moving from slave owner to slave owner because she was always being hired by other people and was very rarely with Edward Brodess (her owner). During her slave life, she got married to John Tubman, a free black, in 1844. She changed her first name to Harriet in honor of her mothers name (www.newworldencyclopedia.org). There was a rumor going around that she was going to be sold, so Harriet decided that she needed to run away. She tried to...

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