• Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She escaped slavery in her early 20s.
• Harriet Tubman was a confidante of John Brown.
• Harriet Tubman was a frequent guest at the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
• There was a $40,000 ransom for Harriet Tubman’s capture.
• Harriet Tubman opened a home for the elderly on land that she owned.
• Harriet Tubman made about 19 trips to the South the free more than 100 slaves.
[SOURCE: “Black Manhattan” By: James Weldon Johnson]
Tubman in 1887 (far left), with her husband Davis (seated, with cane), their adopted daughter Gertie (beside Tubman), Lee Cheney, John “Pop” Alexander, Walter Green, Blind “Aunty” Sarah Parker, and great-niece, Dora Stewart at Tubman’s home in Auburn, New York.
“I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” -Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross. She changed her name after marriage.
Harriet Tubman is said to be the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the Civil War. Harriet Tubman bravely freed hundreds of slaves, including herself and members of her family.