The Importance Of Harriet Tubman 's The Tubman

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HARRIET TUBMAN
By: Chelciee McDowell

Harriet Tubman

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…

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