Harriet (Ross) Tubman

Araminta (Ross) Tubman (abt. 1822 - 1913)

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Araminta (Harriet) "Minty, Moses" Tubman formerly Ross aka Davis
Born about in Dorchester County, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married about (to after ) in Marylandmap
Wife of — married in Auburn, New York, USAmap
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Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United Statesmap
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Harriet Tubman was a famous Underground Railroad "conductor" and civil rights activist. After she escaped from slavery in Maryland, she returned about thirteen times over eleven years to help about seventy slaves escape. She led them to safety in the northern free states and Canada. [1] For a full description of Harriet Tubman's life, see her Wikipedia entry [1] and Kate Larson's book Bound for the Promised Land.

She was born on the plantation of Anthony Thompson, south of Madison in the Parsons Creek district of Dorchester County, Maryland. [2]

On April 20, 2016, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman's image will be on the front of the next redesign of the U.S. $20 bill, replacing the image of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States (and a slave owner), who will be pushed to the back of the bill[3].

Books About Harriet Tubman

  • Bradford, Sarah H., Harriet, the Moses of Her People New York: Geo. R. Lockwood & Son (1886) Available on Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9999
  • Larson, Kate Clifford, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman New York: Random House (2009)


  1. Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman. New York: Random House, 2009, p. xvii
  2. Larson, Kate Clifford, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman New York: Random House (2009), page xvi
  3. "Harriet Tubman, American who helped free slaves, to be on U.S. $20 bill", CBC News, April 20, 2016, http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/harriet-tubman-us-20-bill-1.3544809

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On 6 Nov 2009 Harriet (Ross) Tubman wrote:

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. Harriet Tubman

On 6 Nov 2009 Harriet (Ross) Tubman wrote:

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman Image 1
Harriet Tubman Image 1

Cambridge Democrat: notice for capture reward
Cambridge Democrat: notice for capture reward

Harriet Tubman, with rescued slaves, New York Times
Harriet Tubman, with rescued slaves, New York Times

Harriet Tubman 13 Cents US Postage
Harriet Tubman 13 Cents US Postage

Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait
Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait

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On 14 Sep 2017 at 19:01 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Harriet Tubman had excaped and made it to freedom in the North but knew she had to go back, risk capture and her life and help others make it to this new life she had. She risked her own life over 19 more trips. She hid by day, held her breath in hidden rooms, stayed completely still under false floors, and traveled by night, all to lead over 300 more people to their freedom. All that mattered was that it was the right thing to do even though it was not the safe thing. She is quoted as saying "Every great dream begins with a dreamer".

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 26-27, Harper Collins Publishing

On 22 Apr 2016 at 07:51 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

On 4 Jul 2014 at 00:06 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

It seems Harriet was married a second time to Nelson Davis (1869–1888


On 6 Nov 2009 at 02:09 GMT Harriet (Ross) Tubman wrote:

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