Harriet Tubman was a poor slave girl who ran away from her plantation at the age of 28. Throughout the course of her life many people and many things challenged her. Each situation she was faced with tested either her mental or physical strength, usually both. She persevered through all of her trials stronger and wiser, and was willing to always help others through their own. Not one to instigate unless extremely necessary, Harriet was known for her quick thinking and her reactions to each ordeal she was faced with. She responded to them with a sharp mind, and strong faith in deliverance through the Lord.
The 19th century was a time when the first big steps toward abolition and women’s rights were taken in the United States. These particular steps began with the Second Great Awakening. Since the Second Great Awakening was a religious movement, its main goal was to encourage ethical behavior. These encouragements lead to the increase of the belief of equality among people. Although many people opposed the idea of equality, those who did support the idea continued to strive toward achieving their goal: the establishment of equality in society and law. An individual who put forth an immense amount of effort to achieve these goals was Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a significant individual in US history due to her contribution in the Civil Rights
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become an abolitionist in the Civil War. She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and then escaped in 1849. She put her life and freedom in harm's way, and returned numerous times to save slaves from the plantation system, friends, and her family. She led many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. She also cooperated with the Union Army in the war. After the Civil War came to an end, Harriet devoted her time to help impoverished past slaves and the elderly, creating her own personal home for the old.
Harriet Tubman is well known for a successful role in freeing many slaves through the Underground Railroad. Not many know the major effect she had on the Union Army as a Scout and a spy during the Civil War. Her bravery while helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad and her assistance in gathering Confederate troops intelligence as a spy changed the history and made a great impact on the on the United States National Defense. Even though Harriet Tubman was a very skillful spy, she had many indicators that were missed while she was spied for intelligence and reported the material which were compromised to her handler.
Harriet Tubman’s success in freeing hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad is recognized throughout the world. As an escaped slave herself, she still traveled to the southern states many times to free other slaves. A normal fugitive slave would not put themselves in danger and risk imprisonment, but Harriet Tubman did. Although Harriet Tubman is very popular and every school teaches her life story, not many realize that she had a spy ring and had enormous influence on the Union during the Civil War. Her bravery while helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad and her assistance in gathering intelligence from Confederate troops as a spy changed the history and made a great impact on the on the United States national
Harriet Ross Tubman was an African American who escaped slavery and then showed runaway slaves the way to freedom in the North for longer than a decade before the American Civil War. During the war she was as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. After that she kept working for rights for blacks and women.
From childhood she was destined to help people, even though she never experienced freedom there was a hunger to be free. She was able to escape and lead others to freedom without any education. Her selfless acts will be forever remembered in history as depicted in the book Harriet Tubman: the road to freedom. Harriet Tubman was a revolutionary that challenge the slave society. This book provides a lot of details about the successful of the Underground Railroad, and people and cities that fought for blacks
Harriet Tubman was an important African American who ran away from slavery and guided runaway slaves to the north for years. During the Civil War she served as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. After that, she worked for the rights of blacks and women.
Slavery has always been an anomaly, although abolitionists such as Harriet Tubman did much to ameliorate, and later, abolish slavery. Harriet was a strong and courageous woman and a well-known conductor of the Underground Railroads, around the 1850s. Harriet Tubman personal experiences throughout her life have shaped her to become the stout-hearted woman who helped many slaves escape to freedom, by using the Underground Railroad—a network of secret routes.
Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave, helped so many blacks escape to freedom that she became the ‘‘Moses’’ of her people. She was born in 1820 in Bucktown, Maryland and died in 1913 in Auburn, New York. During the civil war, she served the union army as a nurse, cook scout, and spy for four years. In 1844, Harriet married a free black man, John Tubman. She left him in 1849. She married Nelson Davis in 1870 and stayed with him.She traveled at night and day guided by the underground railroad a secret network of secret routes and safe house’s. She built the Tubman Home in 1870. She receives honor from queen Victoria for bravery (1893) Harriet Tubman is a hero because of her Determination, Sacrifice and Loyalty. Here’s why,
Harriet Tubman was an African American bondwomen who escaped slavery in the south. Harriet Tubman became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Tubman was born a slave, she worked in the field ever since she was old enough to walk. She also endured brutal beatings. She couldn’t deal with the horrible life style she lived any longer. Tubman decided that it was time for a change. Though she was a slave, she was smart enough to come up with a master plan to get away from it all and take her people with her. In 1849 she fled slavery, leaving her husband and family behind in order to escape. Despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad. Slaves suffered and weren’t treated fairly. Every slave wanted to be free and many attempted to escape but Harriet was the only one who didn’t get captured. “She was one of very few women whose escape from slavery was widely publicized in her own time among antislavery activists, and was virtually the only women celebrated as a guide for fleeing fugitives.” (Humez 5) Harriet’s bravery is what freed many slaves and also gave many slaves hope that they would see better days. She led her people to a new world where slavery was abolished. Harriet Tubman’s accomplishments and bravery as a leader on the Underground
The act of slavery divided the North and South of the American Union, states seceded and formed the Confederacy. Harriet Tubman played a big role in bringing the Confederacy and Union back together. She went through slavery in the South, escaped and worked for the Union Army during the Civil War, all together making a difference on today’s society. Harriet Tubman, born a slave, escaped slavery in 1849 and became one of the most important abolitionist in American history. During the American Civil War she helped runaway slaves go from the South to North in an Underground Railroad. Harriet’s journey with the Underground Railroad helped hundreds of African Americans escape slavery, and soon abolish the act creating a big difference on today’s life.
This world is in need of heroes, big or small, to change the world and make it a better place for the future. Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Harriet Tubman in America, and Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, rose up in their society from the support of their advocates to the hero by changing something in the world and inspiring others to fight for a cause. Even though these individuals fought to enact change in this world for different causes, they all worked to make it a better future for others.