Friday!!~Time for an American Hero! In celebration of Black History Month today is:
Knowing your American Heroes
Harriet Tubman(born Araminta Ross,) (1820 –1913)
Record keeping was very poor
For slaves in the United States.
Araminta Ross to slave parents
Both birth and death have conflicting dates.
Her fathers name was Ben Ross
Mother was Harriet (“Rit”) Green.
Born in eighteen twenty or twenty-five
Or somewhere in-between.
As a child she was often beaten
Married John Tubman in forty-four.
Changed her name to Harriet
Women’s suffrage she could not ignore.
Escaped to Philadelphia
In eighteen hundred and forty-nine.
Slowly returned to rescue
Her relatives’ one group at a time.
When the U.S. Civil War began
First a cook and then a nurse.
Later was an armed scout and spy
She proved to be quite diverse.
The first woman to lead and armed expedition
A raid on the Combahee…
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