Abolition of Slavery

Abolition of Slavery

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By: McKenna Garcia

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  • 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.
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