Harriet Tubman Born To Be Free

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Harriet Tubman: Born to be free Harriet Ross Tubman is debatably one of the most well know and inspirational figures in African American and women history. She was born a slave and as a result of her predetermined condition, was subject to abuse. Despite her condition however she strived to not only liberate herself, but others in an effort to relieve future generations from the pain she endured. Because of these facts, she is imperative to the history of America. Generations will know her as a liberator and an icon of strength. Ben Ross and Harriet “Rit” Green where united on the same plantation after Mary Pattison, owner of Rit, marries Anthony Thompson where she is moved to the same plantation as him. Their first child was Linah Ross, …show more content…
Little known to the world Harriet was passionate about her cause. From her visions she was able to see what she had to do and risked her life countless times to save all who she could. “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”(BrainyQuote.com) one of the issues of the time was that most African American slaves had been institutionalized to the functions of plantation and their subservient lifestyle. They were manipulated to truly believe that they were not superior to the white man and that they had no chance of freedom. Many times when Harriet would attempt to free a slave they would get nervous and have a change of heart in which she would say “You’ll be free or die a slave!”(Americaslibrary.com) she was able to see what they were not and understood that if they went back then they would be tortured and bribed until they told her assailants where she was and discloses the route to the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman’s roll in history was not only that of a liberator, but also one of a fighter! In 1862 Tubman was recruited to be a spy for the Union Forces in the civil war amongst other militias and domestic careers. One year later under the command of General James Montgomery she was named Black Moses due to her relentless armed raid on Combahee River. This solidified her …show more content…
Despite her race she was able to help achieve political victory in the Emancipation Proclamation. Regardless of her gender she helped to solidify the role of women in American history and culture. With multiple injuries and disabilities she as able to achieve military victory! These various feats where things thought of as unimaginable by a woman let alone an African American, but she strived and broke every boundary that was set before her, living well beyond expect life of anyone of that

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