Harriet Tubman

Birth Day March 10th, 1822
Birth Place Dorchester County, Maryland
Age 202 Years Old

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An American abolitionist and political activist was named for Harriet Tubman. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army. She was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrage. She was active in the women's suffrage movement until illness overtook her, and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African Americans that she had helped to establish years earlier. After her death in 1913, she became an icon of courage and freedom. Fifteen black women accused an AMC movie theater in Louisiana of racial profiling. Theater workers repeatedly asked one of the women to show them her ticket, she said. “Harriet” sparked a different kind of uproar on social media this week when a writer for the movie, Gregory Allen Howard, said in 1994, a studio executive whom he did not name; had suggested that Tubman could be played by Julia Roberts, a white actress.

Harriet Tubman: Cause of Death

On 10th March 1913, Harriet Tubman died at the age of 90 in Auburn, New York, the USA. She died of pneumonia. 

Harriet Tubman: Early Life, Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality, Siblings

Harriet Tubman was born on 10th March 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, U.S. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity was Mixed. She was born to enslaved parents Harriet Green and Ben Ross. Her mother was a cook owned by Mary Brodess while her father, a skilled woodsman was held by Anthony Thompson. Many of her siblings were sold off by her parents’ owners to other slave owners. Her mother resisted and tried her best to stop the owners from selling her children. When she was only six, she was considered old enough to work and was hired out as a nursemaid where her owners beat her frequently. She worked at a dry-goods store as an adolescent. Her siblings are Linah (sister), Mariah Ritty (sister), Soph (sister), Robert (brother), Ben (brother), Rachel (sister), Henry (brother), Moses (brother). There is no information regarding her education.

Harriet Tubman: Height, Weight, Body Stats

Harriet was a very beautiful woman. She got a very charming face with a sweet smile attracting a lot of people towards her. Her tall height is of five feet or 153 cm but her other body measurements are still to get revealed yet but it will be added once we get details about it. 

Harriet Tubman: Career 

  • Harriet became ill in 1849 because of which her value as a slave diminished. 
  • Later, her owner Edward Brodess was trying to sell her but could not find a buyer.
  • Moreover, her owner died the same year and her risk of being sold increased.
  • After that, she along with her brothers escaped in 1849.
  • She covered a journey of nearly 90 miles by foot to finally reach Philadelphia, her destination.
  • After that, she became free and she often thought of her family. 
  • She helped rescue several of her relatives whom she safely brought back to Philadelphia.
  • She became acquainted with the abolitionist Thomas Garrett and is believed to have worked with him.
  • In addition to this, she guided a group of 11 fugitives northward and probably stopped at the home of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
  • The American Civil war broke out in 1861 and she joined the Union Army where she began serving as a nurse and tended to soldiers suffering from diseases like dysentery and smallpox.
  • She also became the first woman to lead an armed assault during the American Civil War when she guided a group of over 700 slaves in the Combahee River Raid.
  • She worked to promote women’s suffrage and cared for her elderly parents.


  • She is regarded as one of the most important civilians in the history of America before the Civil War.
  • The 2019 novel The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs focuses on Tubman's leadership of the Combahee River Raid.
  • Harriet, a biographical film starring Cynthia Erivo in the title role, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019.
  •  In 2019, artist Michael Rosato depicted Tubman in a mural along U.S. Route 50, near Cambridge, Maryland, and in another mural in Cambridge on the side of the Harriet Tubman Museum.
  • She also appears as a character in other novels, such as Terry Bisson's 1988 science fiction novel Fire on the Mountain and James McBride's 2013 novel The Good Lord Bird.

Harriet Tubman: Marital Status, Husband, Children

Harriet is a married woman. She was married to John Tubman, a free black in the year 1844. However, he did not support her dream of escaping to Philadelphia. Later, she divorced and she married a Civil War veteran named Nelson Davis in 1869 and together they adopted a baby girl. Her sexual orientation was straight. Before her death, the duo was living a happy life without any disturbances. 

Harriet Tubman: Net Worth, Salary, Earnings

The net worth of Harriet Tubman was estimated to have $40,000 at the time of her death. It was a huge reward, but southern slave owners figured that she had stolen property worth at least $300,000. Her salary was unknown as of now. More information regarding her cars, houses are still to get disclosed. She was a very hardworking and sincere woman.

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