Description of the Agency In an effort to end homelessness in Washington, DC, low barrier shelters, such as the Harriet Tubman Woman’s Shelter were implemented. Located in the center of DC General Campus in Southeast, DC, the Harriet Tubman Woman’s shelter, “is a 100 bed low-barrier emergency shelter for women over the age of 18 who are in urgent need of housing, food or case management” (Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, Inc., 2010). A low-barrier shelter is “usually primarily short-term shelter for individuals. Low-barrier shelter is designed to keep people safe, is often open only 12 hours a day, and is often in a congregate setting. This type of program is provided, on a first come, first served basis, to any adult presenting as homeless. It is sometimes also referred to as emergency shelter” (Interagency Council on Homelessness District of Columbia, 2010, p.4) For all shelters in the Washington, DC area the women are to be out of the shelter from the time of 7am until the doors open again at 7pm. For those women who are not a part of the work program or have nothing to do during the day, the women have a chance to participate in the day program located in the shelter.
As a part of the women’s shelter, the Harriet Tubman Day Program is facilitated Monday-Friday from 9am- 5p. During the day program the staff assists the client with more case management, life skill workshops in small groups, resume building/employment skill building, discussions on
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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.
Harriet Tubman was among the greatest fighters for justice in her time and was an inspiration to others to fight for what they believe in, but she along with many others who fight experienced it themselves. When she was younger, “She knew that her brothers and sisters, her father and mother, and all the other people who lived in the quarter, men, women and children, were slaves. At the same time, someone had taught her where to look for the North Star, the star that stayed constant, not rising in the east and setting in the west as the other stars appeared to do; and told her that anyone walking toward the North could use that star as a guide. She knew about fear, too. Sometimes at night, or during the day, she heard the furious galloping of horses, not just one horse, several horses, thud of the hoofbeats along the road, jingle of harness. She saw the grown folks freeze into stillness, not moving, scarcely breathing, while they listened. She could not remember who first told her that those furious hoofbeats meant the patrollers were going past, in pursuit of a runaway. Only the slaves said patterollers, whispering the word” (Petry). Living with her family as a slave, she learned all the things she needed to know to do her job in the future as the conductor of the Underground Railroad, she learned about the North star, and she learned about how you should not get caught by the patrollers. Perturbed by the thought of the fate of her family and her future, she escaped to Philadelphia but “Rather than remaining in the safety of the North, Tubman made it her mission to rescue her family and others living in slavery via the Underground Railroad” (Biography.com editors). She made it her mission to save others and take
What were the greatest achievements of Harriet Tubman? Many may think it’s just helping people escape slavery by the underground railroad, but she did more than that. The greatest achievements of Harriet Tubman were the underground railroad, being a spy, and a caregiver. In 1822 a little girl named Araminta Rose was born into slavery. Years passed when she started to do work everyday, but once she got married to John Tubman she decided to take her mother's name and that’s how she became Harriet Tubman. In 1849 after her master died Harriet made a really big decision she decided to run. That is when are her achievements were made away from slavery.
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.
Imagine over 500 innocent people getting put into slavery and never being able to go outside and live a regular life. Harriet Tubman was victim of slavery so she knew how it was like. She was a slave in Maryland and she later escaped in 1849. She then decided she would free others too. Harriet Tubman qualifies as a hero because she freed many slaves, worked for the union army during the civil war and was brave.
Throughout history, countless individuals have stood up against unfortunate events and the people who caused tribulations for others. Countless conscience individuals risked everything they knew and loved to stand up for the rights of other people. In the sixteenth century. St. Thomas More cared nothing about his good name and took a silent stand against the government by refusing to accept the king’s marriage. He also declined an oath to head as the head of the Church in England. He knew it was better to suffer for making the right decision, than to lie to his society, clergy, and his government, and suffer in that sense. Dietrich Bonhoeffer stood up to Adolf Hitler during World War II, and tried to expose the cruel crimes led by
Harriet Tubman is a woman of faith and dignity who saved many African American men and women through courage and love for God. One would ponder what would drive someone to bring upon pain and suffering to one’s self just to help others. Harriet Tubman was an African American women that took upon many roles during her time just as abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union Spy during the American civil war. Her deeds not only saved lives during these terrible time’s but also gave other African Americans the courage to stand up for what they believe in and achieve equal rights for men in women in the world no
When we think of African American history we often forget about the people before the civil rights movement. The people who paved the way for future leaders. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Rosa parks are often who we think of. We forget about individuals that made a significant impact that led us to the present place we are today. Harriet Tubman's contribute to history was that she was the conductor of the Underground Railroad, which helped bring slaves to freedom. Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and was part of the woman's suffrage move.
Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass are renowned African America civil rights figures who escaped from slavery. The civil rights activists spent a significant time of their life fighting against slavery and advocating for social justice thus holding prominent ranks in the American history. There are similarities and differences in the lives of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. First, they were both born at the same time and into slavery. Harriet Tubman was born around 1820 in Maryland (Larson 35). Similarly, Fredrick Douglass was also born in Maryland around 1920 which was about the same period Tubman was born (McFeely 42). They were both exposed to slavery at a very tender age, for instance, Harriet Tubman started working as a house servant at the age of six, while Douglas started working as a slave at the age of nine. During the time they worked as slaves, Fredrick and Tubman experienced the cruelties of slavery as well as witnessing the brutality that was upon the slaves. During this ear, many African Americans were slaves and they lived under harsh conditions and harsh rules from their owners. Some of them were beaten to death while others injured but still forced to work. In addition, they spent most of their time working for their owners and they spent most of their nights in the cold and hungry.
Harriet Tubman is probably the most famous “conductor” of all the Underground Railroads. Throughout a 10-year span, Tubman made more than 20 trips down to the South and lead over 300 slaves from bondage to freedom. Perhaps the most shocking fact about Tubman’s journeys back and forth from the South was that she “never lost a single passenger.”
The second contribution of Harriet Tubman is that she was a conductor in the Underground Railroad, a network of antislavery activists who helped slaves escape from the south. On her first trip in 1850, Tubman bought her sister and her sister’s two children out of slavery in Maryland. In 1851, she helped her brother out of slavery, and in 1857 she returned to Maryland to guide her old parents back to freedom. Overall Tubman made about nineteen trips to the south and guided about three hundred slaves to freedom. But during those travels Tubman faced great danger in order not to get caught she would use disguises and carries a sleeping powder to stop babies from crying and also always carried a pistol in case one of the people back out once the journey has begun( Strawberry 1).
"Oppressed slaves should flee and take Liberty Line to freedom." The Underground Railroad began in the 1780s while Harriet Tubman was born six decades later in antebellum America. The Underground Railroad was successful in its quest to free slaves; it even made the South pass two acts in a vain attempt to stop its tracks. Then, Harriet Tubman, an African-American with an incredulous conviction to lead her people to the light, joins the Underground Railroad’s cause becoming one of the leading conductors in the railroad. The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman aided in bringing down slavery and together, they put the wood in the fires leading up to the Civil War. The greatest causes of the Civil War were the Underground Railroad
A strong and powerful lady said these wise words: “There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me”. The brave women who said these words were Harriet Tubman and she was one of the leaders of the Underground Railroad that helped slaves reach freedom. “Although not an actual railroad of steel rails, locomotives and steam engines, the Underground Railroad was real nevertheless” (encyclopedia The Civil War and African Americans 329) The term “Underground Railroad” referred to the
As a nurse, she made a remedy she had learned while she lived in Maryland which helped save a numerous amount of people that suffered from dysentery. Tubman also offered her services to soldiers and newly freed slaves in South Carolina. As a spy, she would disguise herself as an old woman and wondered the streets of many towns under Confederate control. As Harriet Tubman wondered, she would encounter many people who were still enslaved. The slaves she encountered “willingly provided a wealth of information concerning troop placements and supply lines” (Harriet Tubman c. 1820 – 1913). Apart from her regular work as a spy, during one occasion, Tubman joined Colonel James Montgomery “in an assault on several plantations along the Combahee River” (Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad “Conductor”, Nurse, Spy). During this mission, she helped over seven-hundred people gain their freedom. Harriet Tubman’s assistance during the Civil War contributed to the victory of the Union and resulted in the abolishment of slavery. Although the victory of the Union did not completely establish equality, it was a major step forward toward equality. Because of this, Americans in today’s society do not live segregated by law, are seen equal by the law, and the practice of slavery is no longer
I don’t have time to write the introduction nor do I know how so it’s staying like this until the final draft. Maybe I would have gotten it done if I wasn’t loaded with homework from all my classes. I also might have gotten it done if we did our work in class instead of at home during my own time. Harriet Tubman is the quintessential American.