Harriet Tubman : Walk to Freedom Essay

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Imagine a girl and her two little brothers, toes on the edge of the sidewalk; children trying to cross a street. As a big sister, she must go first. She takes a few steps ever so carefully, looking both ways, showing her younger brothers the way. She makes it to the other side of the street then turns to wave them over, telling them to follow exactly what she did and they too would make it across safely. The two little boys take a few steps just like their sister had done, looking both ways, but they are very scared. There are cars coming and they feel they might not make it in time, so they hurry back to the safe side of the street that they had first been on. After the first try, the boys are too frightened to try again by themselves, so…show more content…
Araminta was the first of nine children born to Harriet ‘Rit’ Green, owned by Mary Pattison Brodess, and Ben Ross, owned by Anthony Thompson (Biography). During her childhood years, Harriet’s family was sold and split up many times. When Harriet was thirteen years old, she witnessed a failed escape attempt and was ordered to stop the slave. When she refused, the slave owner hit her in the head with a two-pound weight. “Harriet suffered from narcoleptic seizures and severe headaches for the rest of her life as a result of this beating (Bradford).” Years later, Harriet married John Tubman and out of fear of being sold, she decided that they would run away. When John declined, Harriet went on her way to the north with two of her brothers. On their journey, her brothers become aware of the dangers and turned back, but Harriet continued on and reached Philadelphia (Tubman). CONCLUSION 1 Harriet, now considered to have reached freedom in the north, found herself lonely without her family. SECOND BODY TOPIC • Although Harriet was now safe and considered free in the north, the vision of her life had not been even slightly reached. • The life Harriet was now living in the north, free but alone, was not the one she wanted to live. • Harriet decided she had to return for her family who was still enslaved in the south; little did she know she would be making multiple trips and saving hundreds of others. KEEP? Beginning her life in the
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