Comparing The Works Of Susan Sparrow, And Harriet Tubman

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” -Abraham Lincoln. As this quote says, our ancestors’ intention for this land was that all humans would be treated the same way; equal. But this world didn’t end up like they wanted. There is discrimination; women and different races aren’t treated equally. Activists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Sparrow, and Harriet Tubman, along with many others, take this problem to solve from different “sides.” Stanton working mainly for women rights, Sparrow working for equal payment, and Tubman working mainly for slavery abolishment. All of these activists wanted all men and…show more content…
She is an important activist who wanted slaves to be free. In 1820-ish, she was born to enslaved parents, she knew what is was like to be a slave. Her owners sold her siblings to other plantations. After her three sisters were sold, Tubman’s mother wouldn’t tolerate any more of her family members to be sold. This set an important example for Tubman. She received many injuries do to getting hit. “Harriet later recounted a particular day when she was lashed five times before breakfast … encountered a slave who had left the fields without permission. The man’s overseer demanded that Tubman help restrain the runaway. When Harriet refused, the overseer threw a two-pound weight that struck her in the head.” ( She than had many seizures and headaches from then on. Harriet successfully escaped to the North, despite her physical problems, when she was about 29 year old. She landed in Philadelphia, where she felt wonderful. It was like her world lit up. Then she did something you probably wouldn’t do, she went back! Instead of staying safe, she left to rescue family and non-family. This was a huge risk because the reward for her was a HUGE amount. She didn’t let that bother her as it did with her brothers. She believed that every slave should be free and equal so she made many more trips to rescue people. But then the law made it slightly more difficult for Harriet. In 1850 they passed a law that said the escaped slaves could be recaptured in the North. But she then simply led the slaves to Canada, where they couldn’t be recaptured. She believed hard enough that slaves should be free and equal that the government law shouldn’t be followed or
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