|Profession||Civil Rights Leader|
|Date of Birth||1820-01-29|
|Place of Birth||Maryland|
About Harriet Tubman
Escaped slave who became an abolitionist and Union spy during the Civil War and rescued over 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses that aided runaway slaves. She also fought for women’s suffrage after the end of the Civil War.
Early Life Experience of Harriet Tubman
She worked as a slave for James Cook, checking muskrat traps in the marshes.
She helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
Family Life and Relationship
She married a free man named John Tubman in 1844, and they adopted a daughter named Gertie in 1874.
Frederick Douglas worked with her to help slaves. They both doubted abolitionist John Brown’s plan to overthrow the slave system with violence.