Printable Harriet Tubman Facts for Kids

Who was Harriet Tubman? You probably know her as a conductor for the Underground Railroad, but did you know she was also a spy? And that she played a big role during the Civil War? We put together a list with the most important facts about Harriet Tubman for kids in our Harriet Tubman facts printable sheets. Use these Harriet Tubman facts at home or in the classroom.

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Harriet Tubman Facts for Kids

Today we are learning some interesting facts about Harriet Tubman, perfect for kids of all ages that are learning about Black History Month, the Civil Rights Movement, and other important figures. Click the green button to download the Harriet Tubman facts for kids:

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10 Interesting Facts About Harriet Tubman

Harriet was a brave woman who risked her life and freedom to help others, and these facts about her life are proof of that.

  1. Harris is known as a nurse, a Civil Rights Activist, and mostly, as a leader in the Underground Railroad.
  2. Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross but adopted Harriet after her mother, Harriet Ross, and her surname comes from her first husband John Tubman. 
  3. Harriet was born a slave and raised in Maryland, where the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred.
  4. Harris is known as a nurse, a Civil Rights Activist, and mostly, as a leader in the Underground Railroad.
  5. The Underground Railroad was a network of people that offered shelter and aid to escape enslaved people to the northern part of the U.S., where slavery was outlawed.
  6. “Stations” were safe homes where people could hide as they traveled, and the people that helped the slaves are called “conductors”.
  7. After Harried escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849, she joined as a conductor to help her friends and family escape. 
  8. She led 19 different escapes and helped around 300 slaves to escape. 
  9. She was so successful in helping slaves that slave owners offered a reward for her capture. 
  10. Harriet also helped to nurse injured soldiers and helped on a military campaign that led to the rescue of +750 slaves for the north during the Civil War.
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