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The Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman was considered to be the “conductor of the Underground Railroad.” Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1819 or 1822, in Dorchester County, Maryland. “Her Birth date is unknown as paper records of slaves’ births were not kept at the time. Araminta Ross also known as Harriet Tubman changed her name to Harriet, after her mother and adopted her last name from her husband. She got married to John Tubman when she was about 24 years old. John was a free black man. “During her early life, as a young girl, she lived in harsh conditions and violence and a skull fracture that nearly killed her and affected her for the rest of her life.” “This was caused by a severe blow to the head by a 2-pound iron weight …show more content…

She worked to promote the cause of women’s suffrage. “Tubman travelled to New York, Boston, and
Washington D.C. to speak out in favor of women’s right to vote “At some point in the late 1890s, she underwent brain surgery a Boston Massachusetts General Hospital as she was unable to sleep because of pains and “buzzing” in her head. She refused to be given anesthesia. Instead she chewed a bullet during her surgery. She had seen the Civil War
Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built. She died on March 10, 1913 from pneumonia. After her death, Harriet Tubman was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn with Military Honors. In conclusion Harriet Tubman was one of the bravest women of the nineteenth century. She risked her life to helps other enslaved Africans that were in need of help, to achieve their freedom. “Harriet Tubman devoted her life towards the abolition of slavery. She is an inspiration to many for her relentless struggle for equality and civil rights. She is one of the most notable figures in

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