Characteristics And Critique Of Harriet Tubman

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Born in the early 1800’s, Araminta Harriet Ross Tubman was just a young girl who knew nothing other than the need to survive. Raised in a slave ridden Maryland, Tubman had to adapt to her situations and learn to keep moving forward with what she was given. Reaching a certain point in her life and traveling North in 1849, Harriet Tubman chose to go back and help her family and others who sought what she had. Freedom. Throughout her life, Harriet Tubman was a slave, nurse, spy, and a crucial aspect of the Underground Railroad. Helping to get people out of slavery and into freedom, Tubman changed the lives of many people. Before her tragic death in March of 1913, Harriet spent her later years supporting the poor individuals who were once slaves. Her great actions as an individual and charismatic qualities are what separated her and made her stand out. The things we discovered and acknowledged about Harriet Tubman will forever live on.

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Escaping from slavery in 1849, Harriet Tubman reached the line that divided “the land of bondage” with the “land of freedom”. The long travel North didn’t stop her from achieving that goal and Harriet once said “I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming.” (pg 31)
After reaching her goal of freedom, Harriet made a decision to join the Underground Railroad and rescue the rest of her

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