How Did Harriet Tubman Impact Slavery

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Harriet Tubman said, “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” (BrainyQuote). This woman, as well as the Underground Railroad, greatly impacted slavery. Although Harriet Tubman was born a slave, she became an abolitionist and helped nearly three hundred slaves escape, including herself, using the Underground Railroad. Araminto Harriet Ross, more commonly known as Harriet Tubman, was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. It is unknown the year in which she was born because of her birth into slavery. She was one of nine siblings, four brothers and four sisters. When her mother passed away, Araminto changed her name to her mother’s, Harriet. Her master hired her out as a nursemaid for a baby when she was a young girl. Young and innocent, Tubman witnessed many whippings, beatings, and mistreatment to her fellow slaves as a child. Tubman was determined to gain equality and freedom for herself and other slaves, and she would do whatever it took to achieve that. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” (NLCATP, Harriet Tubman Quotes). In 1820 Tubman…show more content…
Nearly one hundred thousand slaves escaped using the Underground Railroad. Of those one hundred thousand African Americans, Tubman helped over three hundred of them. She also helped the causes of slavery and equality in several other ways. For example, she became an anti-slavery speaker and abolitionist and helped in a raid which ended up freeing over seven hundred slaves. Though there were certainly still slaves, many of them were freed through the sweat, tears, and determination of Tubman along with the help of the Underground Railroad and its
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