Harriet Tubman (b. January 29, 1822 – d. March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist who is one of the most recognized icons in American history whose legacy has inspired countless people from every background. To learn more about her, read the article below.

 Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman Ethnicity/Religion

Harriet was born as Araminta Ross to Harriet Green and Ben Ross. She was born into slavery.

Harriet Tubman Married/Husband

She was married to John Tubman from 1844 to 1851. She then married Nelson Davis in 1869. Davis died in 1988.

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  • Full Name: Harriet Tubman
  • Nicknames: Harriet
  • Birthday: January 29, 1822
  • Death: March 10, 1913
  • Age at the time of death: 91 years old (at the time of death)
  • Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, US
  • Profession: Abolitionist, Political activist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Black
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Spouse/Wife: John Tubman (m. 1844; div. 1851) Nelson Davis (m. 1869; died 1888)
  • Children:  Gertie (adopted)

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  • Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist.
  • She was born into slavery and made around thirteen missions to rescue about seventy enslaved people using he network of antislavery activists.
  • She was a devout Christian.
  • After the Fugitive Slave Act of 1980 was passed, she helped guide fugitives into British North American and helped newly freed slaves find work.
  • She worked for the Union Army as a nurse and cook when the Civil War began. Later, she served as an armed scout and spy.
  • She was the first woman lead an armed expedition in the war.
  • She was named one of the most famous civilians in American history before the Civil War.
  • In 1973, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and in 1978, the US Postal Service issued a stamp in honor of Tubman making her first African-American woman to be honored on a US post stamp.
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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.