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Harriet Tubman

By: Britney H.
Iowa, Age 9

Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 or 1821. She was six of eleven children. When she was three she started running errands. If she took too long getting back she was punished. Her mom's name was Harriet Green. Her dad's name was Ben Ross. She was born on the plantation of Edword Brodas. She was born in Dorsher County, Maryland.

She risked her own life not only for her own freedom but freedom for others that she could help. At the age of 15 she got hit in the head with a very heavy object. After she escaped by herself, she made 19 trips back to the south to help people escape. She helped more than 300 slaves escape from the south.

The people who she worked for made her work all day and all night. She worked hard to help her people escape because she made a trip in the fall and a trip in the spring to help her people escape. In the Civil War she was a nurse, a spy and a laundress.

She made two trips a year to the south to help her people escape. She fought for freedom. She fought for people, her peoples' justice. She wanted blacks to be treated the same as whites.