Compare And Contrast Harriet Tubman And John Brown Abolitionism

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Abolitionism was the movement to free slaves in the United States in the 19th Century. It happened between the 1830’s-1860’s. People came together and formed groups to spread the word about how slavery is not right. Three famous people that were involved with the abolitionist movement were: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. The first abolitionist is Frederick Douglass. He was a famous African-American abolitionist. He lived in Washington. He lived from 1818-1895. Douglass played an important part in abolitionism because he escaped slavery and wrote autobiographies about his experiences with slavery. Some of his books are called “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” another book he wrote is called “Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.” He became a national leader of the abolitionist movement. He wrote anti-slavery writings.Douglass did many public speakings about …show more content…

She was another famous abolitionist. She lived in Auburn, New York. She was never sure of the year she was born. She said it was between 1820-1825. She died in 1913. Tubman was famous because she led 300 slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. The people who also helped with the Underground Railroad called her the “conductor.” Because she was so brave by leading people to freedom she was nicknamed Moses. The third abolitionist is John Brown. He was yet another famous abolitionist. He lived in Charles Town. He lived from 1800-1859. He led groups of people during the Bleeding Kansas crisis of 1856. Him and the people he led murdered five people who were rooting for slavery in the Pottawatomie massacre. He led anti-slavery forces at the Battle of Black Jack (June 2, 1856) and the Battle of Osawatomie (August 30, 1856.) He raided the federal armory at Harpers Ferry for the movement for slaves. He seized the army and killed seven people while ten others were injured

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