Harriet Tubman was the most famous and most successful conductor in the underground railroad. She was born into slavery. She once tried to save a salve from being punished but her power fractured her skull with a two pound weight. From then on she suffered from fainting disorders. She didn’t let that stop her because she later escaped into freedom.
“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...
Harriet Tubman viewed you as more than just a paper floating or dust to kick, she dedicated her life to saving you even if it meant being known as a thief. Harriet Tubman is a hero because she did the impossible; she led over 300 people to freedom. Even though she knew she could possibly be caught and killed doing this, she didn’t care. All she wanted was her people to be free.
In harriet Tubman's lifetime she has accomplished many great achievements, however only one can be the greatest. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1822 as Minty Ross, then later married John Tubman in 1844 making her Harriet Tubman and later died in 1913. Once her master had died in 1849 she made the decision to leave her Husband and her family to run for freedom, accomplishing many achievements. However, what was Harriet Tubman's greatest achievement? Harriet Tubman's greatest achievement was the Combahee River Raid that was on June 2, 1863 due to the number of people she helped and the time spent while her other achievements were significant.
The Fugitive Slave act was put in place and slaves would be returned to their slave masters and depending on what they did, they could get anything from beaten to tortured to killed. Harriet escaped her slave master so it was very risky for her to be in the US. I believe the underground railroad was her greatest achievement because of her time spent, the risk and the number of people she helped. First she spent a lot of time doing the underground railroad.
Paragraph 1; Introduction “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.” said Harriet Tubman. She lived by this. When she was twenty nine Tubman ran away from slavery on her own and she freed approximately 300 other slaves. Also, she led an armed expedition during the Civil War and she was the first woman who did that.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and woman are created equal.” This quote was said by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The quote is relating to women not being able to vote. In 1920, it was the first year that woman got the right to vote. Women were not being treated right.
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
Nat Turner was a popular religious leader among his yellow slaves and he had taught himself to read and write. He led a group of followers on a brief and that resulted in the death of at least 55 whites. Also, Harriet Tubman courageously made 19 trips back into the South during the 1850s to help other enslaved people escape and cause of that she was known as the ''Moses of her people'' for leading slaves to freedom in the North. Federick Douglass was also an African American leader who was born into slavery and gained freedom when they fled to the North. Whoever got to the North was pretty much lucky cause getting to the North was impossible, especially from the Deep South.
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad, wasn't your average railroad so to speak, it was just an analogy used to help out the fugitive slaves. It was the most dramatic protest action against slavery. The Underground Railroad was very effective, in helping move hundreds of slave’s northward each year. Due to this helping aide, the South lost over 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.
The Confederate army had just gotten back from a brutal battle that they had won. They had taken many people 's lives and thought they would be welcomed to Maryland with cheers and congratulations, but all the town’s people were quiet. Until Barbara Frietchie held out the American flag, which was banned by the Confederacy. The Confederate army shot at Barbara, and shot through her flag. She continued to wave it, even as they shot at her, she knew that if she died it would not be in vain, but she didn’t die.
She thought slavery was wrong and she rescued and free a lot of slaves. She didn’t publish anything, but some books are made about her. She attended some anti-slave meetings and it supported the cause because it started gaining more followers. Harriet Tubman helped the effect of the abolitionist by a mile. She saved all those people and she is most likely the first person you think of when thinking of an abolitionist.
Tessie Hutchison is the only powerful woman in the village who has questionable actions approaching the ritual and tries to prove her rights to live. She and other villagers are proudly a part of the tradition while the black box is placed to begin the lottery. Tessie Hutchison changes and has an outburst saying “it wasn’t fair” (Jackson 108). The black box also resembles the unifying theme because Tessie Hutchison changing her thoughts about the annual tradition just as the necessities being replaced in the black box. Mr. Summers stated “Had all be well when the village was tiny, it was necessary to use something that would fit more easily into the black box”
When people hear the name Harriet Tubman, people usually think about the Underground Railroad but, many people don’t know much about her other great achievements. In about 1822 Dorchester County, Maryland, Harriet Tubman was born into slavery with the name Araminta Ross. In 1844, Araminta married a free black man named John Tubman. Her status remained as a slave but, she was able to change her name; she took her mother’s first name, and her husband’s last name. When Harriet’s master died in 1849, she decided run on her own.
It is the rough actions of Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Thomas Garrett that can understand the sacrifices one makes in order to be free. Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to Canada and was one of the bravest human beings ever. William Still was a black man who worked with the Underground Railroad and was secretary. Thomas Garrett was another brave man who had a station at the Underground railroad. These three brave people made sacrifices to lead the slaves to freedom.