Today, Harriet Tubman is honored every March 10, the day of her death.
In 1944, a United States Liberty ship named the SS Harriet Tubman was launched.
Her owner, Eliza Brodess, posted a $100 reward for her return, but no one ever knew that it was Harriet Tubman who was responsible for rescuing so many slaves from her old neighborhood in Maryland.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland.
Harriet Tubman (c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an abolitionist.
In 1903, she built a building on her property and turned it into the Harriet Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent People.
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman was undoubtedly one of its most famous "conductors." Over one hundred years since her passing (March 10, 1913), we invite you to revisit the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman.
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia.
Date and place of birth: c.1820; Dorchester County, Maryland. Date and place of death: March 10, 1913; Auburn, New York. Background: Harriet Tubman was born a slave, her parents named her Araminta “Minty” Ross. She changed her name in 1849 when she escaped.
After Harriet ran away and joined the Underground Railroad, people started to call Harriet, General Tubman (nickname by John Brown.) Then she had another nickname which was "Moses," after Moses from the Bible. Moses in the Bible led his people out of slavery, like Harriet led her people to freedom by going north.
The former slave turned abolitionist and Union spy was a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, and she helped free hundreds of slaves during the 1850s. She continued to help black Americans long after the Civil War ended. Sopuch said that many of her students are in awe of Tubman and her many accomplishments.Feb 18, 2016
Harriet Tubman is remembered as an abolitionist, a Civil War spy, and a beacon for freedom-seeking slaves. But she was also a woman who "defied simple categorization," according to one of her biographers.Mar 15, 2013
She was an abolitionist, an integral part of the Underground Railroad, a humanitarian, and a Union nurse and spy during the American Civil War. Araminta Ross was born in the winter of 1819 or 1820 to Benjamin and Harriet (Greene) Ross, who were slaves on Maryland's Eastern Shore.