She was very strong and helping . Tubman was known for being a slave but also helped other slaves escape . Tubman acted heroically when she escaped slavery and still went back to slaves through the underground railroad . She helped people with a route to escape from the south to the north . In the text it says “The Underground Railroad was not an actual railroad, but was instead a network of safe houses and routes slaves could take to escape from the South to freedom in the North.
Not only did she help slaves escape by using the Underground Railroad but she also joined the Civil War and helped hundreds of more slaves escape. Her bravery gave others hope that one day they could be free too and that hope helped fugitive slaves persevere through their journey on the
Acceptance and Freedom: The Duvitches To ponder the biggest freedom movement of the century, it is probable that one would think of Martin Luther King Jr’s fight in the civil rights movement; the theme is often limited to freedom but, what King was fighting for simultaneously was acceptance of black Americans. While the Duvitches’ freedom in The Strangers Who Came to Town was not lead by a civil rights movement, it followed the same concept. They required the acceptance of the townspeople to achieve their freedom. Each member of the family fought their own battles; Mrs. Duvitch and her appearance, Mr. Duvitch and his untouchable status and the torment the Duvitch children faced at school. Mrs. Duvitch rarely showed her face, causing her to be the subject of the townswomen gossip.
She crisscrossed the country learning about the suffering of coal miners, shipyard workers, migrant farm workers, students, housewives—". (Pg.92) This shows that in order to overcome her challenge, she started to care and help for others.She faced her fear of her appearance and the difficulties of her childhood and didn’t let that affect her again. Similarly, Nelson Mandela faced his fears as well as determination in order to overcome his challenge. In the text, it says, "When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor". (Pg.734) This shows that Mandela not only wanted freedom for blacks, but he also wanted freedom for everyone.
The conductors were abolitionists seeking to help the slaves find freedom. The Underground Railroad reached its height from 1850-1860. It is estimated 100,000 slaves were able to escape using the secure network. The Underground Railroad was able to successfully save so many escaping slaves lives due to the determined abolitionists, the secret language and songs, and the sneaky routes and safe houses. The determined abolitionist is one of the main reasons that the Underground Railroad was so successful.
Is freedom a self destructive and impractical system? According to George Fitzhugh, in his book, Slavery Justified, freedom is used to pull people down and further enhances human greed and suffering. Fitzhugh also speaks about the supposedly positive aspects of slavery while spouting logical fallacies that further prove his lack of knowledge and credibility. He describes the condition of slavery as a benefit to society. On the other hand, Frederick Douglass in his autobiography, The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, recounts his life story and how essential freedom is to him and fellow slaves.
Douglass saw that Mr. Auld wanted to prevent black slaves to not become literate so slavery can still be alive. Frederick as well realizes that education and becoming a literate slave will cause for them to free themselves. For Mr. Auld this is a great disadvantage but was aware that the slaves will not be physically free. Douglass states that being “a slave for life began to bear heavily upon his heart” (Douglass). With this thought in mind he knew that with the help of Mrs. Auld or on his own he had to become literate as soon as he could.
As for childhood, they both grew up on different paths, but then kept creeping closer to similarity’s as they aged. While other slaves had the daily routine torture, Kunta Kinte and Frederick Douglass used their strength in similaries and differences, to help them survive. I believe a more accurate portaryal of slavery would be Roots. I belive this because in my opinion, it shows a more realistic and serious example of what slavery was really like. One reason why I believe this was because of the fight between Frederick and his master.
The journey North was an extremely long route and the Underground Railroad provided depots or safe houses along the way” (Hudson 2). Even the people helping with the Underground Railroad were risking their lives by accommodating these slaves while they were on the run. The enslaved African Americans would do anything for freedom, even if they had to put their lives in jeopardy or even their families. Most slaves wanted to escape the South where they were bound to die because of how bad the slave owner’s were down there. Some slaves were scared of leaving slavery because that was all they knew.
However, despite their aggressive action for reform, women were frequently hindered as their rights were stripped and their positions were taken for granted. African American women were bound to the institution of slavery, which continued to prevail as a prominent condition of society as the colonies entered the Civil War. Married white women were bound to their husbands by colonial law; their treatment was more humane than African American women, but their rights were still limited by the system. Between the 18th century and the 19th century, the ideology of American womanhood experienced changes which would become crucial to the founding and expansion of the Women’s Rights Movement beginning in 1848.