That should teach you a lesson in talking to your superiors !
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This is Harriet Tubman
Slavery was common in the south of America and the slaves consisited of black or coloured workers - stolen from there homes or cities to work for long hours under the burning sun. Their "masters" treated them like animals.
To help enslaved Black people escape to the northern states and British North America, a secret network developed. It became known as the Underground Railroad. Between 30 000 and 40 000 people fled to British North America along the Underground Railroad.
DEAD OR ALIVE
This is Harriet Tubman. SHe worked as a conductor on for Underground Railroad. She had escaped slavery herself, so she decided to help others.
Harriet Tubman made 19 secret missions and guided about 300 black people to Canada West. She hid the people that she rescued in her own house.
By the mid-1850s, a large reward for her arrest was posted through out the the southern states. It was dangerous for her to be even close to the US boarders.