Eppes married John Wayles becoming his first wife. After two years she gave birth to her only surviving child, Martha Wayles. Sadly the mother died less than a week later. After the death of John Wayles’ third wife, Wayles seek out Betty, she became his concubine. She had six children of John Wayles named; Robert, Peter, Thenia, Critta, Sally and James.
Harriet was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland. Tubman’s original name was Armanita Harriet Ross. Her father was Ben Ross and her mother was Harriet “rit” Green. Her early life was filled with hardships. Mary Brodess son of Edward sold three of her sister to distant plantations.
During the nineteenth century, Harriet Tubman was one of 1,538,000 brave people enduring the slave life (10). Tubman was born with the name Araminta Ross, but once she became a teenager, she decided that Harriet was a better name for her. Thinking she was an average-looking slave, and being only five feet tall with short, crinkly black hair, deep brown eyes, and big lips, she decided a common slave name suited her well (21). Slavery not only took away freedom from the African-Americans, but it also took away their individuality. Tubman no longer felt she could live with the name she had been given because she thought it made her unique, which she believed she was not.
One of the well-known figures is Harriet Jacobs. Just Like Frederick Douglass, she was born a slave in 1813 in North Carolina. She had the opportunity to be educated by her owner. Jacobs left to a relative afther the death of the woman who owned her. She suffered from the sexual abuse of her master when she was a teenager.
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
Douglass spent little time with his mother as a child, and his father never acknowledged him, who was a white man. He was raised by his grandmother until he was the age of eight. He was then sent to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Auld in the city of Baltimore. There Mrs. Auld began to teach
She died the way she lived, on the run from those who sought to end her. Greenhow worked as a Confederate spy during the civil war. She was born Montgomery County, Maryland in 1813. In 1817 at the age of 4 her father, an owner of a major plantation, was killed by one of his slaves. This caused Rose to leave her family 's former plantation and move in with her aunt in Washington DC.
I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well.
Harriet A. Jacobs was born a slave in North Carolina in 1813 and became a fugitive in the 1830s. She recorded her triumphant struggle for freedom in an autobiography that was published pseudonymously in 1861. As Linda Brent, the book 's heroine and narrator, Jacobs recounts the history of her family: a remarkable grandmother who hid her from her master for seven years: a brother who escaped and spoke out for abolition; her two children, whom she rescued and sent north. She recalls the degradation of slavery and the special sexual oppression she found as a slave woman: the master who was determined to make her his concubine. With Frederick Douglass 's account of his life, it is one of the two archetypes in the genre of the slave
She was born in 1820 AD as a slave and was raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred. Throughout Tubman’s life she achieved so many achievements. One of Harriet Tubman’s achievements was a conductor. “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” Harriet Tubman said, when her master died in 1849.
Araminta Harriet Ross was born into slavery around 1820 in Maryland. After many years of slavery, violence, and other daily hardships, she married a free man by the name of John Tubman and changed her name to Harriet. She was still a slave while she was married, but after the death of her owner in 1849, she successfully escaped. But instead of staying in the north, she risked her freedom and went back to became a conductor of the underground railroad. She also remarried and adopted a child named Gertie after her years on the “tracks”.
Women of the Nineteenth Century were considerably involved in the fight against slavery and racial injustice. It is important to examine their motivations to enter the abolition movement, the ways in which they contributed, and who played major roles. Abolitionism and the campaign for equality for women should also be investigated because they merge together. The Nineteenth Century was a time of reform and women were among the strongest advocates for the human rights movements occurring. The end of slavery was the most important accomplishment of reformers of that time.
Both Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad played a huge role in causing the Civil War. They both helped slaves escape the torture that they had to face every day, and were able to give them the lives that they deserved. Many enslaved people’s lives were changed due to the generosity and courage of Harriet Tubman and anyone else who worked on the Underground Railroad. These people risked their freedom everyday helping these slaves whom they did not even know, all because they knew that what they had to face was inhumane. The world was forever changed by the efforts that Harriet Tubman and everyone else put into the Underground Railroad, and we will always recognize the sacrifice that they had to make.