By: Tori S S.
New Jersey, Age 9
Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her parents names were Old Rit and Ben. They had been brought to Maryland from Africa many years ago. Harriet was born in 1820 or 1821. She hd many brothers and sisters. When she was only 13 years old a overseeer was chasing a slave and by accindent he hit her in the head with a heavy iron. She suffered sever headaches and strange sleeping spells for the rest of her life. In 1849 she escaped from slavery and came to save many others. She was a great woman. Her death was in 1913 in New York. She will be dearly missed.