Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and given the slave name Araminta Ross. The birth year above is approximate. Her maternal grandmother came to the U.S. on a slave ship. Three of Tubman’s daughters were sold and never seen by her again. When her master came to take her young son to be sold, she resisted and he was spared. In 1849 she escaped to Philadelphia, saved money and made about 13 missions back South to rescue about 70 enslaved families and friends over a period of 11 years. She helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. During the Civil War she worked for the Union Army as a cook, nurse and later as an armed scout and spy. She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. After the war she worked for women’s suffrage.
This Harriet Tubman mug is part of our Civil War, Abolitionist and African American Series profiling outstanding men and women who have helped shape our country in important and positive ways.
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