Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad

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Throughout history, there have been many atrocities, people either deal with them, or take action against them. An atrocity is a situation where cruelty has happened and usually involves violence or injury. In america, slavery has been a major atrocity that happened in North America for 246 years. , the underground railroad and the people in it helped collectively freed over 100,000 enslaves people.
During the 1850’s, Harriet Tubman became a famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. In 1849, she fled from slavery, leaving her husband and family behind to escape. Even though there was bounty on her head, she still returned to the south to free her family and hundreds of other slaves by the Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad wasn’t underground nor was it an actual railroad. The underground part symbolizes how they escaped in secrete and out of sight, and the railroad part symbolized the emerging systems of transportation. “The underground railroad was a loosely organized system with no defined routes, in which provided houses and freedom to the slaves” (Historical Society) . In the underground railroad there was not just one route , there was multiple so slave catchers could not easily find them. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, after she’d escaped from it she returned to slave holding states to help other slaves escape. She led them safely to free states in the north and to Canada, knowing the dangers of being a runaway slave, she still wanted to

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