Araminta Ross (Harriet Tubman) Born a slave in uptown Dorchester County, Maryland in 1820 and one of eleven children, being treated unjustly and beaten daily. Harriet was African American born in America both her parents and grandmother were slaves and served in the same place, owned by a man named Edward Brodas. As a teenager, Harriet Tubman tried twice to flee with her brothers from that horrible life, but both those attempts were not victorious.
At the age of twenty five, Harriet got married to John Tubman, a free black man, who she knew didn’t share the same dreams as she did of going north. She knew that she could be sold at any moment to somebody else, and never see her husband again. Harriet decided next time she would escape, but it would be by herself, and she did in 1849, reaching Philadelphia.
On her way to Philadelphia, she received help from various what abolitionists who gave her list of names of people who would help her to arrive to a safe house, and signs that would help her on the way. These signs would be symbols or anything that could help; they also helped by transporting her secretly. That is where she met William Still who was one of the Underground Railroad station masters, and Henry “BOX” Brown who was a former slave. William was a free born black man who knew how to read and write, and kept records of slaves coming and going.
In 1850, Tubman became an official Conductor and swore an oath to silence, she then received the help from Still along with other members of the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society. Harriet returned nineteen times to the south after escaping to conduct as many as 300 persons to liberty including her mother and father and both of her brothers who had tried to escape with her the first two times.
She traveled many times to the eastern shore of Maryland, went through swamps, crossed the Delaware river, and yet traveled 500 hundred more miles in to St. Catherine’s Ontario, Canada where the runaway slaves would be...