Harriet Tubman Facts – 36 Interesting Facts About Harriet Tubman

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She received $1200 from the publication of her authorized biography, Scenes in the life off Harriet Tubman in 1869 by Sarah Hopkins Bradford.

She suffered with insomnia and had to undergo brain surgery at the Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She refused anesthesia and instead hewed a bullet just like soldiers who had their limbs amputated.

Harriet Tubman breathed her last on March 10, 1913, when she was 93 years old of pneumonia. She was buried with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York.

She in her will donated her belongings and property to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Auburn to be converted into a home for the aged and indigent colored people.

The US Maritime Commission named its first Liberty Ship after her.