First Person account of Hariot Tubman.
I was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820, in Dorchester County,
Maryland. Given the names of my two parents, both held in slavery, I was
of purely African ancestry. I was whipped even as a small child and
received a serious headwound when I refused to help tie up a run-a-way
slave. At the age of 25, I married John Tubman, a free African American.
Five years later, fearing I would be sold, I made my escape. I was given a
piece of paper by a white neighbor with two names, and told how to find
the first house on my path to freedom. At the first house I was put into a
wagon, covered with a sac…
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