Compare And Contrast Chavez And Harriet Tubman

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“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.”- Harriet Tubman. One very important activist in our history was Cesar Chavez who, along with Harriet Tubman, stood up for human rights. Cesar Chavez wanted to change the fact that field workers were being mistreated, and they didn’t have their rights as a “normal person” would. Harriet Tubman was also an activist who helped out slaves for their freedom and justice. They were being treated unfairly simply because of their skin color/race. Cesar Chavez and Harriet Tubman fought for the discrimination people were receiving, this was mainly caused because they were thought as “less than”. To illustrate my point, Cesar Chavez was also an individual who fought for rights. Likewise, Cesar had worked in the fields with his parents, so he understood how much of a pain it was to work without any breaks. Consequently, he later on wanted to change that, and give the people much more appreciation for their hard work. Because of this, he started boycotts so that others would understand…show more content…
Secondly, Harriet wanted a social change because she had seen and went through the difficulty of it at such a young age. This caused her to notice how little freedom, if such, they had. Also, she knew that no one should have to go through such torture without any sort of protection. Moreover, they had limited supplies for the year and only had one day for themselves, which wasn’t fair considering the fact that they worked 6 days of the week all year. After all, some slaves had tried to escape, which she witnessed, but if “caught, would be whipped, and finally sold to the chain gang,” the text states. To conclude, growing up in this time around can affect the way you see life, and like Harriet Tubman, she chose to do what was best, help her
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