HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

Harriet and John Tubman

Harriet and John Tubman

Harriet Tubman marries John Tubman. In 1844 at the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream.Since she was a slave, she knew there could be a chance that she could be sold and her marriage would be split apart. Harriet dreamed of traveling north. There, she would be free and would not have to worry about having her marriage split up by the slave trade. She said she would go by herself. He told her that if she ran off, he would tell her master.

Harriet Tubman marries John Tubman. In 1844 at the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream.Since she was a slave, she knew there could be a chance that she could be sold and her marriage would be split apart. Harriet dreamed of traveling north. There, she would be free and would not have to worry about having her marriage split up by the slave trade. She said she would go by herself. He told her that if she ran off, he would tell her master.

Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, as Araminta Ross around 1822, Harriet Tubman married a free black man named John Tubman around 1844 and shortly thereafter changed her first name from Araminta to Harriet, perhaps as a part of her plan to escape from slavery, which she successfully carried out on September 17, 1849, …

Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, as Araminta Ross around 1822, Harriet Tubman married a free black man named John Tubman around 1844 and shortly thereafter changed her first name from Araminta to Harriet, perhaps as a part of her plan to escape from slavery, which she successfully carried out on September 17, 1849, …

In 1844 at the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream. Since she was a slave, she knew there could be a chance that she could be sold and her marriage would be split apart. Harriet dreamed of traveling north. There, she would be free and would not have to worry about having her marriage split up by the slave trade. But, John did not want her to go north. He said he was fine where he was and that there was no reason for moving north. She said…

In 1844 at the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American who did not share her dream. Since she was a slave, she knew there could be a chance that she could be sold and her marriage would be split apart. Harriet dreamed of traveling north. There, she would be free and would not have to worry about having her marriage split up by the slave trade. But, John did not want her to go north. He said he was fine where he was and that there was no reason for moving north. She said…

Karen Hampton - Harriet Tubman, with photo by John Bentham

Karen Hampton - Harriet Tubman, with photo by John Bentham

Letters to Harriet: On John Tubman, Young Black Girls and the 2016 Presidential Elections

Letters to Harriet: On John Tubman, Young Black Girls and the 2016 Presidential Elections

In 1849 Harriet Tubman fled Maryland, leaving behind her free husband of five years, John Tubman, and her parents, sisters, and brothers. She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

In 1849 Harriet Tubman fled Maryland, leaving behind her free husband of five years, John Tubman, and her parents, sisters, and brothers. She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

While Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and abused by her masters growing up in Dorchester County, Maryland, she married a free black man by the name of John Tubman at the age of 25 from 1844 to 1851. Free people of color marrying enslaved people weren’t uncommon at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where half the black population was free at this time. Little is known about their marriage, other than if they had any children, they would have been considered slaves since her mother's status…

While Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and abused by her masters growing up in Dorchester County, Maryland, she married a free black man by the name of John Tubman at the age of 25 from 1844 to 1851. Free people of color marrying enslaved people weren’t uncommon at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where half the black population was free at this time. Little is known about their marriage, other than if they had any children, they would have been considered slaves since her mother's status…

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