Saturday, 14 March 2020

Women in History - Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross, a slave, about 1820 in Maryland. In 1849 she escaped and assumed her new name.  She made it to Pennsylvania and became part of the Underground Railroad helping other slaves to escape.

In 1860 a reward was being offered for her capture so she could no longer work for the Underground.

During the American Civil War she was a nurse – and a spy.

Slavery was abolished in 1863.

Thanks to the fabulous book Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst.

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