How Did Harriet Tubman Contribute To Freedom

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Harriet Tubman. Former Slave. Conductor of the Underground Railroad. Firm believer in freedom. All of these characteristics describe Harriet as who she was and how she approached her life. She was a woman of faith and bravery which makes her a very important figure for our nation. In the eyes of all who value freedom, Harriet Tubman was a passionate woman, leader of the underground railroad who was named after the biblical figure, “Moses”.

On the east coast of Maryland, Harriet Tubman was born a slave. Harriet gained publicity in the United States as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, abolitionist, Civil War spy and nurse, suffragist and humanitarian. Tubman assisted many of her fellow colored folk by helping them find food, shelter, in the north part of the country. She distributed herbal remedies passed down from her mother to black and white soldiers in need of aid. Tubman participated in a popular raid. She supported Colonel Patrick Montgomery and witnessed 150 black soldiers embark on …show more content…

She rescued non-free African-American women, men, and children, which resulted in her being named after the biblical figure "Moses", commemorating her in the minds of many people all around the globe for over 150 years. Tubman was well known as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. She had such a success as a conductor of the Underground Railroad that it led slave-owners to announce a $40,000 reward for anyone who captured her or caused her death. When Harriet became elderly, she continued to fight for women's rights. Her friendship with the women that led the battle carried on. In 1897, a group of women in Boston celebrated in Harriet's honor. Harriet was looked up to by the Queen of England, herself. When Queen Victoria read Bradford's book relating to Harriet, she sent a silver medal and a silk shawl to her. Queen Victoria looked up to her so much, she invited over to England in

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