Summary: Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson And Ida B. Wells

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Do you know how people act heroically when it comes to racism and slavery? During the year of slavery, many African Americans actually did a lot heroically things to get other citizens realize how slavery was horrible for them. African Americans people like Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Ida B. Wells did a lot of things to help slaves and to get the citizens to realize how terrible it was for them and other slaves. All three of these African Americans people acts heroically and made history. Even though all three of them have received a lot of racism, they continued what they’re doing and make people realize that slavery is wrong. Although Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Ida B. Wells had many different experiences, when …show more content…
Wells, who is an African American journalist, editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Ida has also acted heroically because she publishes newspapers about how horrible slavery is and how she faced a lot of hard times because of slavery. Ida faced a lot of hard times since she was young. When Ida was young, she remembers hearing about midnight raids by the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist group bent on maintaining white supremacy. Her mom uses to pacing around the floor waiting for her dad comes home from work because she was worried that something will happen to him. When Ida was on the train moving to Memphis, Tennessee with her two younger sisters, she was dragged by two white men because she refused to go into the smoking car. Later on, when she learned that her good friend, who named Thomas Moss, was killed by a mob of white men, she decided to write about what she experiences and how slavery was terrible for slaves.“ Ida fought injustice against blacks in the best way she knew how—with her pen. The first article she’d ever published had been about her incident with the railroad. Subsequent stories dealt with education and religion. She was now about to tackle the biggest issue of her career(Shannon Moreau, 1999).” This evidence concluded that Ida knew that once she publishes the article about her incident, she will receive a lot of racism.“Ida devoted the rest of her life to …show more content…
Although Tubman didn’t face many racisms, since she was born, she was already a slave. When she finally escaped, she decided to help her family and other slaves escaped too. With her doing, she got at least 300 slaves freedom. The text states “Perhaps the most outstanding “conductor” of the Underground Railroad was Harriet Tubman. Born a slave herself, after she escaped to Philadelphia, she began working on the railroad to free her family members. Throughout the 1850s, Tubman made 19 separate trips into slave territory.” This text proves that Tubman risks her life to give freedom to other slaves. Unlike Tubman, Robinson faced a lot of racism, he was the first baseball players and he was also the first person who didn’t fight back with the racist comments that he received. The text states “Robinson also made important racial breakthroughs in the sports world. The first baseball player to break the color barrier in 60 years, he paved the way for many future African-American and minority athletes. His career helped the upcoming Civil Rights Movement by giving Americans a heroic African-American sports figure to rally around.” Like the text states, Robinson faced lots of racism in this career but he decides not to fight back and just ignore it. Like Robinson, Ida also faced much

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