Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland's Dorchester County approximately in 1820. She was born with the name "Araminta" but changed it to Harriet after her mother. When she was five, she started to work as a house servant. She was raised in terrible conditions and was often being abused by her master as a child. At the age of 12, Harriet had faced a serious injury. She was hit in the head with a two-pound weight by an overseer when she was trying to block a field hand from being hit by them. Due to this injury, she had Narcolepsy, which meant she could sleep anywhere and at any time. When she was 25, she had married John Tubman, a free African-American man. Five years later, she had escaped because she feared that she was going to be sold. Tubman’s escape journey was, “Tubman was given a piece of paper by a white neighbor with two names, and told how to find the first house on her path to freedom. At the first house she was put into a wagon, covered with a sack, and driven to her next destination.” (The Life of Harriet Tubman). Continuing ...
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...s a courageous woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom. She will never be forgotten. She was nicknamed “Moses” because of the prophet Moses in the Bible who too led people to freedom. She created a network called the Underground Railroad, which led the slaves to freedom from the South to the North and Canada. Alongside help with other conductors, they did not lose anyone.
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