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Harriet Tubman Presentation

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Alyssa Breaux

on 6 January 2016

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Harriet Tubman
Early Life

Underground Railroad
* Harriet Tubman was born around 1820 as Araminta Ross to the plantation owned by Edward Bordess.

*Harriet or Araminta was one of 11 children whos parents were Ben and Harriet Ross.

*Around 1826, Araminta, just like her older sisters, were hired out due to the debt their master was in. This led to a hard and sickly childhood for Araminta as she was abused by countless mistresses and illnesses such as the measels and bronchitis. Which would hold wounds and scars on Araminta for the rest of her life.
Harriet Tubman has proved her courage throughout her life with influences of slave revolutionaries such as Nat Turner, who led a great rebellion against whites killing any in their path. For young Harriet, who was 11 at the time, this revolt led to more harsh punishments and restrictions. As Harriet aged her courage began to show as Harriet helped a escaped slave go free by standing in the way of the master. This lead to the master throwing a plow giving not only a huge scar to Harriet's head but also epilepsy, headeaches, and visions which will give a push for Harriet to become a conductor of the Underground Railroad.(Mention about harriet tubman's two marriages)
Around 1849 Harriet made her escape from slavery guided only by the north star. Not long after she was known as a key guide for the Underground Railroad, and helped her recieve the name "Moses" for leading 300 slaves to freedom.
Harriet Tubman was not only an abolitionist but during the Civil War played a major part as being a cook,laundress, nurse, a spy. Most importantly, Harriet Tubman showed her "rare courage" in even the most darkest of nights helping hundreds of slaves escape to freedom to becoming a spy for the Union.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
How the Underground Railroad Worked
Underground Railroad routes ran through the northern states, with stations between ten and thirty miles apart. Some forty thousand fugitives are said to have made their way to freedom in Canada, particularly to present-day Ontario, known until 1841 as Canada West. There they set up colonies, such as Buxton and Dawn. Others settled in the northern states, where slavery had been abolished. Additional destinations included Spanish Florida, where some runaways were taken in by Native Americans, secluded areas of the South, such as the swamps and bayous where there were colonies of "maroons," or fugitive black slaves, and the unorganized territory of the West.Most of the fugitives who escaped to the free states originated from the border states of the upper South.
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