Black American Graphic Novel Part II
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Harriet got married at the age of 28 to John Tubman. He was a free man, but since she was a slave they could not get officially married, so they jumped the broom. She shared her ideas and dreams about running away and being free with John, but he did not want to hear.
Four years after her marriage she was sold and decided to run away.She had to leave her husband behind. Harriet escaped with her brothers, who were scared of every sound they heard. They decided to turn back, but Harriet kept going. She reached the state of Pennsylvania.
This is the nearest station on the Underground Railroad
Some time later she heard that her sister had run away with her family. Harriet came back for her sister, sister’s husband and two of their kids. It was not safe to travel with kids, but Harriet gave them drugs to sleep. She made her first trip as a conductor safely, reached Philadelphia.
Harriet came back for her brothers and freed them. She promised to do the same for her parent, and it happened when they were over 70 years old. They lived free for the rest of their lives.
She was known as Moses, and the most popular conductor. She also had led more than 300 slaves to freedom.
On my Underground Railroad I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.
Harriet Tubman was nursing during the Civil War, and helped everyone, blacks and whites. After war ended, she was taking care of her parents. Soon after she started a house for poor and helped everyone in need.Died in Auburn, New York, in 1913, free.
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