Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a humanitarian activist. During the American Civil War, she was a key player in the operation of the Underground Railroad.

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What was the system of Harriet Tubman that let slaves escape?

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It was called the "Underground Railroad". The way it worked was there were many, many people, both black and white, who helped the slaves during their escape to the north. Most of them went as far north as Canada, where they would be completely out of the jurisdiction of the US. The slaves were given the directions to a location (but no names) of a person or family who were sympathizers of the slaves, and part of the Underground Railroad. They were not given the names of the people helping them to protect the identity of the ones who were helping them. Once they reached that destination, they were given food and shelter, and hidden for safety. Hiding them was for the safety of the slaves, but also for the safety of those helping them. To be caught helping slaves was pretty much a death sentence for both the slaves and those working the Underground Railroad. From that location, they were then given directions to another location further north, then another, and so on, until they reached their final destination. They did the majority of their traveling at night, which made them less likely to be caught. Because of Harriet Tubman and those who helped her, there were many, many slaves who were able to safely escape to freedom.
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When was Harriet Tubman born?

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Although some sources list that Harriet Tubman was born on March 10th, 1820, her actual date of birth is likely between 1820 and 1822, and possibly as late as 1825. Records were not organized or centralized, especially for slaves, during that period. Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 and she died March 10, 1913 at the age 93. Since Harriet Tubman was a slave, her owner did not record her birthdate. Yet they did record her year. Slaves were not really appreciated during that time didn't really matter to anyone. Harriet Tubman herself did not know her birthdate. Harriet Tubman was born sometime in 1820 or 1821. Being born a slave her exact date of birth was not recorded. See the link below for more. BIRTH DATE: c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE: Edward Brodas plantation near Bucktown, Dorchester County, Maryland. No body really knows the day she was born but we know the year. it was 1820 or 1821 Harriet Tubaman was born into slavery in 1820.
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How many slaves did Harriet Tubman free?

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A few hundred like 300-500
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Harriet Tubmans nickname?

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== Answer== -she is called the moses of her people -she is also known as General Tubman
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Where was Harriet Tubman born?

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Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her birth year was estimated as 1822.
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What do you do if your husband beats you?

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Leave the house, go to a friends house and call the police they can arrest him for assult.
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Did Harriet Tubman grow up to be a slave?

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No she escaped through secret tunnels. I'm not sure if they recaptured her though.
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Why did they call Harriet tumban Moses?

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Harriet Tubman was called Moses because she led people to freedom and out of slavery in groups and using the Underground Railroad and some of the white people put up quilts to signify it's a safe home and they can stay there even if they're running away from slavery and she never got caught and after she escaped went back and back and back again!! She saved so many people however some people were ill and left her and others wanted to go on their own and got caught most of the time too!!
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What was some of Harriet Tubman's accomplishments?

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She ran the Underground RailRoad she directed slaves to freedom through the underground railroad freed the slaves transporting over 3,000 slaves throught the Underground Railroad, and into Canada, which became the only way to become a free African American man/woman She was a cook and nurse for the Union Army, but then an armed scout and spy. She was also a conductor of the underground railroad, where slaves escaped. You can find more in wikipedia.
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What was Harriet Tubman's husband's name?

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She married John Tubman at the age of 25. When he died she remareied to Nelson Davis. she married John Tubman, after his death, she married Nelson Davis.
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Did Harriet Tubman go to college?

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no because she was slave and slaves onwers wouldn't let slaves get an education because they thought they could get smart enough to find a plan and run away and kiled them tyleigha.owens
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What are three reasons why Harriet Tubman freed slaves?

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She was tired of this slavery she wanted every African American to be free so it can be fair. We are so thankful for her doing that!
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What were some problems of Harriet Tubman?

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Harriet Tubman had to escape slavery. Many of her siblings were sold away and she could have been, but she was injured. She had a big dent in her head because a weight was thrown at a slave who was trying to escape, but it hit her in the head instead. this made her weak for a very long time and pretty much unsellable. The injury gave her strange visions, that actually helped her sometimes when trying to escape. But she didn't let the injury stop her, she soon became strong again, as strong or even stronger than a man. After escaping herself, she went back many times and led hundreds of slaves to freedom. Once a slave wanted to go back after he already went halfway, but knowing his white owners would beat her location out of him if he went back, she pretended to have a gun and made him keep going. she was married but when she ran away and came back to the state later, she found her husband was remarried. Even though she remarried herself, later on, she kept the name Harriet Tubman.
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How old was Harriet Tubman when she married nelson Davis?

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she actually married John Tubman who was a free black man, she did this in 1844 She married John Tubman first and then he remarried, she married Nelson Davis March 18, 1869 so she was around 47. Nelson was 22 years younger than Harriet
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Who was known as black Moses?

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Harriet Tubman was known as the "Black Moses" because of the efforts she had applied to her task of leading her family to freedom.
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What are the educational background Rudolph Jacob camerarius?

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The University education of Mr. Rudolph Jacob Camerarius was at Tubingen in present Germany. See http://www.answers.com/topic/camerarius-rudolph-jacob?cat=technology
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What was Harriet Tubman's favorite color?

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she said "summer blue sky" i blelive! Tell me if i am whong! :P
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Why should Harriet Tubman be in the hall of faME?

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She helped save the lives of 300 other slaves and she escaped from slavery as a young female adult. She was a great conductor of the Underground Railroad and never lost someone in the pursuit of freedom.
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How did Harriet Tubman die?

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As Harriet Tubman aged, the sleeping spells and suffering from her childhood head trauma continued to plague her. At some point in the late 1890s, she underwent brain surgery at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. Unable to sleep because of pains and "buzzing" in her head, she asked a doctor if he could operate. He agreed, and in her words, "sawed open my skull, and raised it up, and now it feels more comfortable."She had received no anesthesia for the procedure, and reportedly chose instead to bite down on a bullet, as she had seen Civil War soldiers do when their limbs were amputated. By 1911, her body was so frail that she had to be admitted into the rest home named in her honor. A New York newspaper described her as "ill and penniless", prompting supporters to offer a new round of donations. Surrounded by friends and family members, Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913. Just before she died, she told those in the room: "I go to prepare a place for you."
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Who was harriet Tubman and what did she do?

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Harriet Tubman is a slave from the south that escaped to the north. She returned to help other slaves escape their cruel owners. In all, she saved 300 lives. She was also a spy for the Union during the Civil War. I hope you found this useful.
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Where did Harriet Tubman go to school?

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She didnt go to school, she was a slave and it was illegal to teach slaves anything apart from using skills they needed to work like cooking and digging.
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Where did escaped prisoners go after escaping?

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ever read the great escape by Paul Brickhill? read it. alot of people went for nertual territories or to where people on "their side" were away from behind the lines, just a guess. not sure exactly where all of them went. but those make sense
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Did Harriet Tubman have any siblings?

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Harriet's Siblings Answer Born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland, she was the 5th of eleven children, five boys and six girls, of Ben and Harriet Greene Ross. Edward Brodess sold three of Harriet's sisters, Linah, Soph, and Mariah Ritty. When she was a young adult she took the name Harriet, possibly in honor of her mother. Around 1844, she married John Tubman, a free black man. After the American Civil War she was successful in bringing away her parents and her four brothers;Ben, Robert, Henry, and Moses; but failed to rescue her sister Rachel, and Rachel's two children, Ben and Angerine. Rachel died in 1859 before Harriet could rescue her.