There was this particular slave who build the underground railroad to free slaves and her name was Harriet Tubman born in Dorchester Country, Maryland, but that wasn 't her real name. Her real name was Araminta Ross born on 1822 and died March 10, 1913. Her mother Harriet “Rit” Green was owned by a slave owner named Mary Pattison Brodess and her father Ben Ross was owned by a slave owner named Anthony Thompson who actually later married Rit and Ben’s daughter Araminta or she goes by “minty”. Harriet 's father was freed from slavery at the age of 45 by one of his previous owner, but Rit and her children were not freed from slavery no matter the fact of his husband was free. By the time Harriet grew older most African Americans were freed in slavery.
In Terry Alford’s novel “Prince Among Slaves” there were many people that strived to bring Ibrahima back to Africa, during this time he also worked to free his children. The role of letter writing had an impact on the course of the book and each person connected the direction of Ibrahima’s journey. A former prince, Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima, was captured through an ambush due to his lost to the Hebohs and is now a slave (23).
Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce From 1807 in Britain to 1865 in the United States the process and finalization of the abolishing of slavery began with Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce. Born in Igbo land, also known as Southeastern Nigeria, in 1745 Olaudah Equiano had no idea that his future would be filled with separation from his family, being bought and sold, and forced labor. Olaudah Equiano was around 12 years old when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery he first arrived in England from Igbo land.
Or in this case kidnapping free African Americans. In the book, “12 Years a Slave” takes place in the pre-Civil War United States era in upstate New York, where a man named Solomon Northup was born free and his family resided. The story takes place in the early 1840’s where Northup had a normal life, was married, and worked as both a laborer and a violinist. His love for instruments seemed to land him in slavery, since he was offered work in the circus playing fiddle
The banned book that I chose to read for this quarter was “The Confessions of Nat Turner” by William Styron. The book is loosely based upon the slave rebellion that Nat Turner led in Southampton County, Virginia from August 21-23, 1831. The book starts with Nat Turner waiting for his trial for the rebellion, and then proceeds to look back on his life and then tell the novels through a series of flashbacks. The flashbacks start with his first slave master, Samuel Turner, and end with him leading the slave rebellion. The book has also come under quite a bit of criticism however.
In 1814, during Florida 's plantation period, a man named Zephaniah Kingsley moved to Fort George Island where he began purchasing many acres of land for plantations. He had owned plantations in White Oak, Laurel Grove, San Jose, Twelve Mile Swamp, and Drayton Island. Owning over 32,000 acres of this east Florida area, it was later renamed the Kingsley Plantation where he had a work force of over 60 slaves. Kingsley was a wealthy planter and slave owner who fought for fair treatment of free blacks and slaves and for this reason the Kingsley Plantation is saved as symbol of freedom and changing land. Despite his efforts, he failed at minimizing their harsh treatment and eventually left Florida to settle in Haiti with his wife and three sons in the 1830 's.
Now Mr. Douglass was a social reformer and abolitionist. He was also a slave as a matter of fact he was born a slave. He escaped at the age twenty he then went on the become and anti-slave activist. He has three autobiography’s and they are considered a narrative tradition just as important as the American autobiography’s.
The Life of Sojourner Truth: An Abolitionist Sojourner Truth, whose original name was Isabella Baumfree, was born in Upstate New York in around 1797. In that day, the birthdays of children born into slavery were not kept track of, so the exact date of Isabella’s birth is not known. She grew up in a slave family with 11 siblings. In 1843, Isabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth.
Mrs. Arnold, Poe's grandmother, showed up on the stage on February 28, 1791 and left the stage in England on June 13, 1795. David Poe grew up in Baltimore after his birth on July 18, 1784, and he grew up being expected to go into law. He went into acting instead and made his first professional acting job a success
Next is Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery in the early 1800s, only two years before Susan B. Anthony. After escaping slavery in Maryland, he took a brave step in publicly speaking to people about the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and equality. It was risky, as he could be caught and forced back into slavery. He continued to speak though, and eventually became the Massachusetts and New York abolition leader.
African American abolitionist William Howard Day was born October 16, 1825 in New York City. William was raised by his mother, Eliza and father John. Day mother Eliza was a founding member of the first AME Zion church and an abolitionist. Day father was a sail maker who fought in the War of 1812 and in Algiers, in 1815, and died when William was four. As a child William mother gave him away to a white ink manufacturer who advocated the abolitionist and temperance movement.
Araminta Ross had four older siblings also in slavery, however, she would soon have a total of eight siblings. In total, the Ross family had five girls and four boys. Araminta Ross had many jobs as a young child, in which she was whipped severely. In the year of 1822, Ross, her mother, and her siblings were sold away from her father, to another owner.
Harriet Tubman was an american slave. She was born into enslavement and worked without payment. Though, growing up on the plantation provided her with many survival skills that proved useful later in her life. She escaped in 1849. In 1834 she witnessed a young man attempting to escape and was then struck in the head with a heavy lead weight that was meant to hit the escaping man.
Dred Scott was born was a slave in the state of Virginia and was owned by Peter Blow, who died in 1832. Scott only had two masters after Blow’s death; one lived in Wisconsin and later Illinois, both of which prohibited slavery, yet, Scott didn’t petition for freedom. Instead he met his wife Harriet. The two met their new master in Louisiana, who did not grant them freedom, so Scott looked for legal action to escape his slavery. Over a period of seven years, he went through trial and retrial until he was denied his final freedom in 1854.
During my paper you should maybe get a feel of what it was like from Jacksons point of view. Jackson was born on January, 24, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). When he was three years old his dad and six year old sister Elizabeth died of typhoid fever. Because of that his mother re-married a man named Blake Woodson who actually had a record of not liking Step-children. For the marriage to work Julia had to send Thomas, and Laura were sent to Jacksons mill, and his uncle had to take care of him.