Lead: In 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland. Over many years she became a prominent leader of that network set up to free slaves, the Underground Railroad.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Tubman was born about 1820 on the eastern shore of Maryland to plantation slave parents, Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross. One of eleven children, she was named Araminta Ross, but was called by her mother’s name. Harriet was hired out as a house slave at age five and throughout her childhood was subjected to cruel treatment.

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