Welcome to another episode of Ladies of the Thirties. Today we've got double the Harriet and double the rebellion.
Now, let's begin with Harriet Tubman. Mrs. Tubman, what inspired you to take such action in the abolition movement.
Well I've been in slavery all my life. In fact slavery was the thing that tore my family apart. I never stood for it, not one bit. I've even had my skull cracked open for another fellow slave.
After my slave owner died, me and my brothers escaped from the plantation. We later returned because of my brothers' longing for their children, but I escaped again along a route that led to Pennsylvania. Once I was free I wanted to free the rest of my family. So I made expeditions to go back and save them, some not even my relatives.
Thank you Mrs. Tubman for you sharing your experiences, now welcome Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Now, Mrs. Stowe, what inspired you to write one of the most important books in abolition history?
Well you see, my whole family was full of very important people who made a large impact on the growing country as known as America. I felt as if my duty as a Beecher would be unfulfilled otherwise.
So inspiring! Thank you to ladies so much for being here tonight. Catch us next time on Ladies of the Thirties.
So I decided to write a book that I never even imagined would turn the conversation on about slavery and humanize the public's view on slavery instead of just viewing all slaves as property.