- Was born with the name Araminta. She changed her name to Harriet, possibly in homage to her mother Harriet Ross, after she escaped slavery.
- Was hit on the head when trying to help another slave avoid punishment. The resulting injury troubled her the rest of her life, bringing seizures, headaches, and blackouts.
- Made at least nineteen trips on the Underground Railroad and helped nearly 300 slaves reach freedom in the North. She was never caught.
- Was a nurse, laundry woman, cook, and spy during the Civil War. Once, she even led a raiding party!
- Helped former slaves and orphans after the Civil War, starting schools and a home for the aged.
written by Marion Dane Bauer
|Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom|
written by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Kadir Nelson
|Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman|
written by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
|Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves|
and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
written by Thomas B. Allen
illustrated by Carla Bauer
|Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom|
written by Catherine Clinton
"Tubman, Harriet Ross." Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2001. Credo Reference. Web. 13 May 2015.