Harriet Ross Scenes In The Life Of Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Ross was born in a Maryland Plantation in 1820. Her parents were from a tribe of West Africa. Harriet’s master was strict and made her sleep on the kitchen floor, to keep warm she would put her feet in the fireplace ashes. Harriet was hired out by the age of 5. Harriet didn’t like to work indoors, and her masters always whipped her. By her early teen years, Harriet was not allowed to work inside and was forced to work outside in the fields. She was a hard worker but was considered hardhead and rebellious. When she was 15 years old, Harriet tried to help a runaway slave. The overseer hit her in the head with a heavyweight rock, which put Harriet in a coma. It took months for her to get better, and for the rest of her life, Harriet suffered from blackouts. In 1844, Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman. (She was born Araminta Ross; she later changed her first name to Harriet, after…show more content…
She then worked in Washington DC as a government nurse. Harriet was loved for her work. At the end of the war, Harriet returned to her parents in Auburn. She was extremely poor and the profits of a book by Sarah Bradford entitled “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman,” published in 1869 were a great help. In 1870, Harriet married Nelson Davis, who she had met at a South Carolina army base. They were happily married for 18 years until Davis' death. In 1896, Harriet bought property to build a home for sick and needy blacks. However, she was unable to raise enough money to build the house and had to give the land to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The church completed the home in 1908, and Harriet moved there several years later. She spent her last years in the home telling stories of her life to visitors. On March 10, 1913, Harriet died of pneumonia. She was 93 years old. Harriet Tubman was not afraid to fight for freedom and that is what she was best known

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