Harriet Tubman's Accomplishments

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“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger,” Harriet tubman once said at a suffrage convention. Harriet tubman, when traveling never went off course and she never lost anyone traveling with her. Harriet was a Conductor of the Underground Railroad and she has many more accomplishes too. Harriet Tubman experienced the harshness of slavery in her early life which led her to guide many slaves to freedom in the North through the Underground Railroad and inspired many people as well, with the risk of being caught and killed. Harriet Tubman’s early life and childhood was full of hatred, beatings, and dealing with slavery...…show more content…
Harriet Tubman was a Civil War nurse, an Abolitionist, Advocate of Women’s Suffrage Movement, Civil Rights activist, Prominent figure in the Underground Railroad, and the first women in America to conduct an armed military raid (Accomplishments”). Harriet Tubman was free for 12 years, in those 12 years Harriet helped turn the Underground Railroad into one of the most important aspects of abolitionism and Harriet became one of the most active Figures in the movement (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). “Harriet Tubman helped shelter the poor and the elderly on the farm in Auburn though she herself struggled financially” (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). Harriet being a Conductor, she guided many slaves to freedom in her lifetime. Harriet, being raised as a slave and being black hasn’t stopped her from achieving these…show more content…
“Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad "conductors"(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger"”(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). Harriet was also a nurse and a spy during the American Civil War(“Harriet Tubman summary”). “Harriet Tubman led Colonel James Montgomery and his 2nd South Carolina regiment, composed of freed black men, up the Combahee River in South Carolina’s southern Low Country”(“Harriet Tubman summary”). “They sought Confederate outposts and destroyed stockpiles of cotton, food, and weapons, and liberated over 700 slaves”(Harriet Tubman summary”).Harriet changed the ways of abolishing slavery and segregation, Harriet Tubman was the bravest abolitionists there were(“Harriet Tubman”). Harriet has proven that we can overcome segregation. Thanks to Harriet Tubman, many people were lead to freedom and she has made a major impact in the fight of overcoming segregation. Harriet Tubman has an incredible will to help others and do what is right. Harriet also has determination and an incredible mindset to what she believes in. In 2018, we as people need to take these traits and apply them to ourselves. We need to have a will to treat others with
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