Harriet Tubman Bibliography Essay

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Harriet Tubman had a saying: “Never wound a snake; kill it.” What does this mean to you? It means that you should not let something evil live, but destroy it, and make a way for others. She was always doubted, but Harriet Tubman was willing to risk her life and save other slaves from abusive masters. Harriet Tubman was born in the year 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her parents were Harriet Green and Ben Ross. She is known by the name Harriet Tubman, but her real name was Araminta Ross. She had ten brothers and sisters who helped her with her work. Her family's nickname for her, as said by Elish, was “Minta” (9). She was born into a slave family which meant one thing: she was going to have a difficult life. She was abused…show more content…
He threatened to turn her in if she tried to escape, but it did not faze her. Her father had inspired her to become free, and nothing was going to stop her. As recalled by Karol Brown, “She was not afraid to believe that she deserved to have a better life. It was her right.” One day while she was cleaning, she told him through song that she was going to escape, and he was not coming with her. In the middle of the night in the year 1849, she escape through the field. A few weeks before, a white lady had told her if she ever needed help, she would help her. This was her first destination in her escape route. In the morning, the lady gave her other places she could use to escape to freedom. Through her journey, she was brave and strong. She never turned back, fearing the consequences. Other slave sympathizers helped her along the long, hard journey to Pennsylvania. Her other symbol that she used while she looking for something was singing songs that referred to “the Promised Land.” She was very brave while she was trying to escape slavery (Alexander). A few days later, she crossed the border of Pennsylvania into freedom. She was finally free. Free from all of the hard work, the beatings, the disrespect. But there was one problem; there was no one to help her, no one to welcome her or keep her safe. Her family was still in the South. She was all alone. But she could not leave them there.
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