Harriet Tubman-Dillan Rogers
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I had cross the line I was free but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves
I can say most conductors can't say I never run my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester Country, Maryland in 1820. At birth her name was Araminata Ross. She was one of 11 children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross. As a child, Ross was hired out by her master as a nursemaid for a small bay.Harriet took the name Tubman when she married a free slave named John Tubman in 1844.
Tubman worked to help people escape slavery and worked to help get people through the underground railroad.She was one of the most well known conductors of the underground railroad.Then during the civil war, she worked as a cooked, and was a nurse for the union army, and worked as a spy.She gained a lot of fame for her involvement in the abolitionist movement.
The major importance of Harriet Tubman is that she is seen as a symbol of how African Americans resisted slavery during the time before the Civil War and her role she played in women's suffrage. She continues to inspire generations of americans struggling for civil rights with her bravery and bold action.
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