Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad Essay

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Slavery is know to be one of the darkest periods in human history; yet, the fight for freedom in the United States was beyond imaginable. The most well-known fight for the abolition of slavery was the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a passageway created by free African-Americans and white folks to help slaves escape their lives and find refuge in free states. The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad. Instead, it was called “underground” due to it being top secret and it was a called “railroad” because it was a path for slaves to take in order to escape. The Underground Railroad was a safe haven to those who were held captive as slaves and the railroad led to the freedom of hundreds of thousands of…show more content…
The first of which is Harriet Tubman. Tubman was a strong-willed individual who was ”often referred to as “the Moses of her people” (Leichchner). Tubman was a former slave that escaped her former life using the Underground Railroad and later returned back home to help save hundreds of people that were just like her. Harriet Tubman was “the only woman known to have led a military operation during the American Civil War” (Leichchner). Not only did she help slaves escape by using the Underground Railroad but she also joined the Civil War and helped hundreds of more slaves escape. Her bravery gave others hope that one day they could be free too and that hope helped fugitive slaves persevere through their journey on the…show more content…
The railroad caused a chain reaction that led to the freedom of all slaves after the Civil War. After the war, black people finally had the freedom that they deserved and the historical injustice that they went through was finally at rest. Millions of African-Americans were enslaved and roughly 300,000 were saved by the Underground Railroad and the rest got freedom after the Civil War. The Underground Railroad caused people to have a better life, therefore, it will forever be marked as the greatest invention of
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