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Transcript of Harriet Tubman
Tubman was a conductor of the underground railroad in doing so, she was given the nickname Moses
Harriet aided abolitionist John Brown in the raid at Harper's Ferry where she became General Tubman where she helped rescue hundreds of slaves.
Tubman established schools for black men who couldn't read or write after the war because she valued education even though she didn't get one herself
In her 19 trips via the underground railroad, she rescued over 300 slaves and she lost nobody along the way.
Tubman was a nurse and union spy during the Civil War. This was a contributing factor to how she saved all those slaves.
Harriet was given a monument in New York in honor of all her sacrifices for civil rights.
Harriet Tubman never gave up when it came to escaping slavery herself and when she helped others to. She was also very selfless. Countless times she risked her life, going back into the south in order to help slaves escape via the underground railroad. but her dedication payed off since she saved hundreds of slaves.
" I had reasoned this out in my mind, 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."
" I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me"
Tubman's mother, Harriet "Rit" Green influenced her daughter since she taught her the attributes she needed to "conduct" the Underground Railroad. One of the main things that Rit did that taught Tubman to be who she was, was when she successfully resisted against he owner in order to save her youngest son, Moses, from being sold to another plantation. This set the example for Tubman since it taught her that you could stand up to people like their white owners and you could win.
Harriet Tubman dedicated her life in order to help others escape slavery. Since she was a slave herself, Tubman knew of the horrors of slavery and wanted that gone from the world. She saw that in the future there needs to be equality between all-no matter what the color of your skin was.
Tubman believed that everyone had equal rights no matter what the color of your skin was. She also believed in woman's rights and suffrage.
Harriet believed quite strongly in her religion and thought that God had chosen her to save the slaves.
Harriet thought that everybody deserved an education even though she did not know how to read or write herself
Tubman did what she did because of her love for her religion. She believed that God chose her to lead the slaves to freedom
She loved her family, so much so that she went back into the south after she escaped before to bring them to the North.
Tubman was passionate about civil rights, but she also fought for women's rights after the Civil War
One thing that slowed down Harriet Tubman's goals was her her permanent brain damage. This occurred when Tubman did not obey an overseers orders to restrain a runaway slave. The overseer threw a two pound weight at her head and because of that Tubman had regular seizures, headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life.
Tubman was born in March 1822. No one knows the exact day since she was born into slavery
At the age of 12, Tubman was badly injured in the head in 1831 that effected her for the rest of her life.
Harriet married John Tubman in 1844.
She escaped slavery in 1849
In 1850, Tubman became a conductor of the underground railroad where she helped slaves escape slavery
In April 1858, General Tubman lead the Combahee River Raid in south Carolina where she liberated hundreds of slaves.
Tubman bought a piece of land in Auburn, New York in 1859 which served as a safe heaven for her family
She married a second time to Nelson Davis in 1869
Harriet died of pneumonia in 1913