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  • 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.
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