HARRIET TUBMAN was born 1821in Dorchester county.She was one of eleven children, and her parents wereslaves. At the age of seven she was hired to do houseworkand to take care of white children on nearby farms.
In 1944 she married John Tubman, a free black. In1949 she escaped to the north to freedom by following thenorth star. Before the outbreak of the American civil warin 1861 she made 19 journeys back to lead other slaves andher parents to freedom along the clandestine route knownas the Underground Railroad to Canada. Harriet washelped by other abolitionist, and Quakers.
During the Civil War Harriet served the union army. She nursed and cooked for white soldiers. She acted asboth a scout and a spy leading raiding parties intoconfederate territory. ————————————————————– .