Harriet Jacobs was born to enslaved parents in Edenton, North Carolina in 1813 and became the slave of her master Dr. Flint at the age of six.
"At half-past twelve I went softly downstairs. I raised the window very softly and jumped out. Large drops of rain were falling, and the darkness scared me. "
“ I went forth into the darkness and rain. I ran on till I came to the house of the friend who was to hide me.”
As a result of being born to slavery, Jacobs was forced into labor and exposed to physical abuse and sexual harassment.
Harriet Jacobs was an enslaved person who resisted her bondage because she risked her life and ran to one of her friends house to free herself.
Jacobs tried to resist Dr. Flint and rescue herself by getting pregnant with the child of a white man named Mr. Sands. She thought that he would buy here and her child, giving her the chance to be able to escape from Dr. Flint.
After having several more kids with Mr. Sands, Jacobs resisted enslavement by attempting to escape in 1835 and hide in her grandmother's attic until 1842
As a result of Jacobs escaping, Mr. and Dr. Flint tried to capture Jacobs by advertising a $150 award publicly for whoever took her in the state and a $300 award for whoever took here out of the state and delivered her to Mr.Flint or put her in jail.