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harriet tubman
By: Marissa D.
New Jersey, Grade 6



I picked Harriet Tubman because she is an African American women who fought to save the slaves. She took some of the slaves, and brought them to the Underground Railroad. It wasn't really a railroad it was a tunnel. She then took them to a place where people didn't want salves. They just wanted to be their friends. Harriet Tubman saved over a hundred men, and women. Even some children. Now your probably wondering how the slaves got free to their owner’s well here’s what they did... They either went to do something and ran or some owners didn't want slaves and they took them there them selves. Of course Harriet Tubman needed help to free them so there were people that stayed near the Underground Railroad and they helped bring them to the place they were going. Well enough about the slaves. Here something about her. Harriet Ross was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland. Given the names of her two parents, both held in slavery, she was of purely African ancestry. She was raised under harsh conditions, and subjected to whippings even as a small child. At the age of 12 she was seriously injured by a blow to the head, inflicted by a white overseer for refusing to assist in tying up a man who had attempted escape. At the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American. That’s where she received the last name Tubman. Five years later, fearing she would be sold south, she made her escape.





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