PBS describes the underground railroad, or freedom train as "a complex network of places and people that lead runaway slaves from captivity". Many individuals of varying racial backgrounds provided food and shelter for the runaway slaves. These brave people were known as "conductors". While the underground railroad had many conductors, perhaps the most well-known and influential was African-American woman Harriet Tubman, who used her diverse culture not as a crutch, but as an instrument of leadership. Throughout her life, this inspirational woman challenged stereotypes of race, gender, and social class.
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
I am sure everyone has heard about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad at least once in their life; most people have learned about it in elementary or middle school. When I first learned about it, I always thought it was an actual railroad that was underground. Eventually, I learned that that was not true; it was just a metaphor. “It was symbolically underground as the network’s clandestine activities were secret and illegal so they had to remain….
The Underground Railroad began in the 1780s while Harriet Tubman was born six decades later in antebellum America. The Underground Railroad was successful in its quest to free slaves; it even made the South pass two acts in a vain attempt to stop its tracks. Then, Harriet Tubman, an African-American with an incredulous conviction to lead her people to the light, joins the Underground Railroad’s cause becoming one of the leading conductors in the railroad. The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman….
know today as Harriet Tubman. She was born in 1820, Dorchester County, Maryland. She was born a slave and the owner did not record their birthdates. Harriet's ancestors had been brought to America from Africa during the early time period of the 18th Century. Harriet was the 11th child born to Benjamin Ross and Harriet Greene, slaves of Edward Brodas, at birth her given name was Araminta. By the time she was older, she was calling herself Harriet (after her mother’s name). When Harriet was five or six….
Through this topic I heard about Harriet Tubman the creator of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1820 and escaped slavery in 1849. I admire Harriet Tubman because when she was free, she chose to risk here freedom in order to help her family and friends. It is a character like Harriet Tubman’s that makes a good leader. She was able to set up a network of safe houses and rescue hundreds from slavery. The fact that Harriet Tubman had the courage to risk her freedom….
abolitionists in the North the number of escape attempts began to rise. But this time the slaves had help. Abolitionists in both the North and South began to construct secret escape routes for slaves. They called it the Underground Railroad, although it wasn’t really a railroad. It was a network of anti-slavery men and woman who would provide escapies with directions, sanctuary and any help they needed on their way to the North. These abolitionists called themselves Conductors.
It is believed….
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman was a spy in the Underground Railroad. Harriet would steal slaves from slave owners, to give them there freedom. Each slave was about one thousand dollars worth of flesh, bone, and muscle. Some fugitive slaves were fearless, trust worthy, and smart. Before she rescued the slaves, she had already figured out a plan to save the slaves because she was intelligent and eager to do something.
Harriet Tubman was once a slave….
Harriet Tunbman and the Underground Railroad
Araminta Ross was born into slavery around the year of 1820. Her mother and father were owned by separate masters. She first started as a house servant, but as she became older she was sent to work in the fields where she suffered from an irreversible blow to the head. Sometime around 1844 Ross married a free black man, John Tubman. She took his last name a later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother. Due to the fear of being sold and separated….
The excerpt from Harriet Tubman- Conductor of the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry tells about the time Harriet Tubman escorted eleven slaves to Canada. To be a successful conductor on the Underground Railway, Harriet Tubman had to be brave, selfless, and determined.
First of all, Harriet Tubman was very brave by trying to get all eleven slaves to freedom. Harriet Tubman demonstrated bravery because she had no fear. Harriet Tubman had once made it to Canada and decided to go back to become a conductor….
adults with nowhere to go.
Harriet Tubman was the conductor of the Underground Railroad. During a
ten-year span she made 19 trips and freed over three hundred slaves. Also, in all of
her trips she has never lost a single passenger. Everyone who attempted to escape
through the Underground Railroad succeeded. Harriet Tubman was the most well
known conductor of the Underground Railroad. By 1856, the reward for the capture
of Harriet Tubman was up to $40,000.
Harriet Tubman was a very important person….
The Underground Railroad
One of the most shameful periods in history was the institution of slavery in the nineteenth century 2. Slavery was a divided issue in the 1800's. Most slaves brought to America were known as low class people who could bring no good, but history fails to state that many of the slaves who came were people of many trades, ambitions, as well as determinations. The Underground Railroad had its earliest beginnings with runaway slaves fleeing from the Southern United States….