Harriet Tubman

This message is only available in Inggris (A.s.) For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.

Image

Leading abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born in slavery as Araminta Harriet Ross in Maryland in 1820. Her early life was full of hardship: she endured daily physical violence. In 1844 she married John Tubman, a free black man. She escaped in 1849 but returned many times to help escape enslaved people, including her parents and other family members, leading them into freedom.

In November 2008, a statue was raised in her honor in Harlem, made by artist Alison Saar.

  • Category:

Next