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Transcript of HARRIET TUBMAN
By: Isha, Shazia, Saawi, HIBA
Who was Harriet Tubman?
At the age of 12, A 2 pound iron weight hit Harriet in the head. this left a permanent scar on her skull
Due to this injury to her head, Harriet developed narcolepsy ( sleeping spells). this meant that she could fall asleep any time at any place.
Being a slave, Harriet rarely had time to comb and wash her hair. When the weight hit her head, her stiff, unruly hair cushioned her skull and prevented it from killing her.
Harriet was a cook, nurse, and a spy for the union forces DURING THE civil war.
at the early age of 5 or 6, harriet's master rented her to miss susan. she was assigned the work of checking muskrat traps in the rivers. her master used to beat her very badly, to prevent herself from getting hurt she wore layered clothing.
HOW DID SHE SHOW PERSEVERANCE?
Harriet Tubman’s biggest accomplishment was to escape to freedom. After becoming free from slavery she decided to free the other slaves. Harriet helped other slaves escape to freedom it was pretty difficult, AND she faced a lot of difficulties but she worked steadily and never gave up. risking her life by smuggling them up north, her perseverance really showed. THE OTHER CHARACTER TRAITS that she possesses are RESPONSIBILITY,TEAMWORK AND CO-OPERATION.
Her Journey begins
After escaping from slavery, Harriet decided to help her fellow slaves escape. She became a "conductor" on the underground railroad. Bravely leading over 300 slaves to freedom, Narrowly escaping the many slave catchers who were after them. For her bravery, she was named the Moses of her people.
WHAT'S AN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD?
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WaS NOT ACTUALLY A RAILROAD, but A SERIES OF safeHOUSES known as stations owned by those who were against slavery. Runaway slaves would be sheltered in these houses during the day and would continue their trip for the north at night. THE PEOPLE WHO GUIDED THE slaves WERE THE CONDUCTORS, THE SLAVES WERE THE PASSENGERS and the houses were the stations. These code words were used to ensure security.
Harriet Tubman was an escaped black slave. she was born as Araminta Harriet Ross in 1820 to her parents, Harriet Green and Ben Ross. she was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Her first husband was a free black man named john tubman. Unfortunately, he was murdered. She remarried, her seconD husband being nelson davis.
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.
Her journey ends
After helping almost 400 slaves to freedom for 11 years (from 1849-1860), Harriet Tubman finally retires. Suffering more and more seizures and illnesses from her head injury she finally passes away at the age of 92 in 1913 from pneumonia. She has made a big difference in the lives of others and her work will always be remembered.
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