FC: My Famous American By: Kiki M.
1: Araminta Ross was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, 1820. Her mother was Harriet Ross. Amaminta's father was Benjamin Ross. She had eleven siblings. Harriet was born Araminta but was known as Harriet after her mother.
2: Being born a slave she tried to stop her master from punishing other slaves. Once when she was standing up for another slave, her overseer threw a weight at her and fractured her skull. Later on in life she would suffer blackouts. In 1844 she married John Tubman. Five years later she was to be sold but made a plan to run away. Her plan was a success. Harriet became the conductor of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a path of houses where run away slaves were welcome to stay until they moved on.
3: In a ten-year span Harriet took 19 trips, rescued over 300 slaves and never lost a passenger. Harriet was also known to bring along a shotgun when on rescue mission and would threaten to kill anyone who tried to turn back. In 1860 Harriet rescued her 70 year old parents who then nicknamed their daughter ''Moses''..
4: Being born a slave and a wanted criminal for helping slaves, Harriet did not have time for school. Though she did not get an education she was very successful working for the Union as a cook, nurse and spy. In 1860 Harriet Tubman was on her way to a meeting when she rescued a captured slave.
5: Harriet was a great woman. She rescued slaves and stood up others. She also did what she believed in. People should not be property or slaves and Harriet tried to show people that slavery is wrong.
6: Harriet retired from rescuing slaves and settled down in Aubrum, New York. She did not know that later on she would die at the age of 93 on March 10, 1913.
7: Pictures and Information are from Wikipedia, Yahoo Images and www.history.com
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