Harriet Tubman FAQ Page
by Shaniah Conner

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Harriet Tubman

My topic is about Harriet Tubman. The reason why she is important was because in our book Copper Sun, there was a young girl that was from Africa. She was a slave and was immigrated to south Carolina. She met many friends along the way just like Harriet Tubman. So I wrote this FAQ because it was similar to the story about Harriet Tubman. In this FAQ I put it in order and I took the main important things, like when was she born and what she did when she was a slave. When Harriet Tubman was working as a slave she had a head injury. She was at a store and the guy demanded that she restrain the young man and she refused to do it, so the guy knew that she was a runaway slave and he threw a two- pound weight at her head.



What was Harriet Tubman's child life like?

Harriet Tubman was born in 1819. She was born into slavery around . She was purely from African ancestry. She was raised under harsh conditions, and was subjected to whipping. When she was home, she slept as close to the fire as possible so she wouldn't get frostbite. Cornmeal and meat was her main source of nutrients. That was mostly all her and her family would get their hands on to eat. Her family had the privilege to hunt and fish. Most of her childhood was spent with her grandmother since she was too old to work for slave labor.(“Harriet Ross Tubman 1819-1913 time line”)
Harriet Tubman


My topic is about Harriet Tubman. The reason why she is important was because in our book Copper Sun, there was a young girl that was from Africa. She was a slave and was immigrated to south Carolina. She met many friends along the way just like Harriet Tubman. So I wrote this FAQ because it was similar to the story about Harriet Tubman. In this FAQ I put it in order and I took the main important things, like when was she born and what she did when she was a slave. When Harriet Tubman was working as a slave she had a head injury. She was at a store and the guy demanded that she restrain the young man and she refused to do it, so the guy knew that she was a runaway slave and he threw a two- pound weight at her head.

What did Harriet Tubman do as a slave?

Later on in her life Harriet Tubman was separated from her grandmother. She was rented by her neighbors to do household work. Since she wasn't good at household work her neighbors beat her. At the age of six she was already working and weaving.(”Harriet Tubman-from Slavery to Freedom”)

How did Harriet Tubman escape?

In 1849 Harriet Tubman and another slave on the plantation was about to be sold. One night she planed to run away. She sat foot and left with some assistance from a white woman. She followed the stars leading to Pennsylvania and soon after, reached Philadelphia. She found work to do and saved up all of her money. The following year she went back to Maryland and lead her sister and her kids to freedom. She made many dangerous trips to the south too, like to rescue her brother and two other men. Then the next time she went back, she saw her husband with another women. Her husband didn't stop her from leading the slaves in Maryland back to freedom.(“Harriet Tubman”)

Who was some of the people she met during her journey and what did he/she do?

There was evidence to suggest that Harriet Tubman and her group stopped at the home of her former slave friend, Fredrick Douglas. Douglas and Tubman both showed respect for one another as they both struggled together against slavery.
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What happened during and after the Civil War?

In 1861, the Civil War began and was calling all men as soldiers and any women who wanted to join as cooks and nurses. Harriet nursed the sick and wounded people back to good health. The army sent her to a Florida hospital to cure the white soldiers who were dying.
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In 1863, Tubman worked with Colonel James Montgomery as a scout. She put together a group of spies who kept Montgomery informed about slaves who wanted to join the Union Army's Combrahee River Raid. The purpose was to harass and free the slaves. They gathered almost 500 slaves! Almost all the slaves that were free joined the army. Her denied payment was for her war time service, which she was forced, after the fight,to ride in a baggage cart on her return to Auburn. In 1869, she was married again to Nelson Davis. They had a peaceful 19 year marriage until he died. In 1908, she purchased a property adjoining her home.

In 1913, before she died, she gave her home to an elderly that went to the Methodist Epirscopal Zion Church. Harriet Tubman was buried with military rights in Forytill Cemetery. After her death, Auburn declared a one-day memorial. Residents of the city that day unveiled the Harriet Tubman plaque. In 1944, she received honors that named her after the Liberty Ship. Now it would become the Liberty Ship Harriet Tubman. A civic Holiday was declared in her honor. (Wikipedia-''Harriet Tubman)
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Bibliography

"Harriet Ross Tubman timeline." Harriet Tubman timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr 2010.

Lewis, Jone. "Harriet Tubman-From slavery to freedom." about.com. N.p., 4/16/10. Web. 28 Apr 2010. <womenshistory.about.com/od/harriettubman/tubman-slavery.htm.>.

"Harriet Tubman." N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr 2010. <www.pbs.org?wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html>.

"Harriet Tubman." wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr 2010. <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/harriet-tubman>.