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Harriet Tubman Commemorative Speech

Title: A speech of commemoration for Harriet Tubman Specific purpose: To commemorate March 10th as Harriet Tubman Day and to inform the audience about her life and fight for freedom I. Introduction A. Attention getter: Imagine a time when you have no rights of your own. From the time that you are born until the time that you die, you are someone else's property and are under their directions and orders- and sometimes their cruelty. You are a slave in the mid 1800s in the Southern...

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Harriet Tubman

Johnson History 2020 18 April 2011 Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman, also known as “Moses”, played a big part in American history for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. A former slave, Tubman was a determined woman who never gave up and knew she would one day fulfill her dream of becoming a free woman. She was born somewhere around 1820 as Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her parents were Harriet Green and Benjamin Ross, slaves to Anthony...

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born as a slaveBorn a slave, Harriet Tubman iscan be defined as a self-liberated abolitionist who is hthat is honored for saving hundreds of slaves and helping them reach freedom. Harriet Tubman struggled through her early years working as a slave for plantation owners. Harriet wapossessed ves very little worth to anyone, she never got the respect or companionship that which a person needs. She faced discrimination, racism, and torture from all of her owners. Harriet Tuman dealt with Overcoming various...

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Introduction Harriet Ross Tubman originally named Araminta Ross a black woman, she was born into slavery. She is a very courageous woman. She would do anything to help others expect out of slavery and into the ?free land?, Canada. She is very smart especially when it comes to fouling the bloodhounds and the slave captures. Araminta lived till she was in her late 90?s. She was born 1 of eleven children. Through the courses of her life she served as a spy, scout a cook, and a nurse. Biography Harriet Ross...

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Harriet Tubman

Catherine Clinton’s biography “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom” is an interesting and comprehensive biography on Harriet Tubman’s life. Catherine Clinton is a renowned historian with a special interest in black history. Many consider Harriet Tubman as the “Black Moses” of America and for good reason; she has lead hundreds of slaves to freedom, risking her own life for their welfare. This book is truly comprehensive and immersive and focuses on exposing the reality of Harriet Tubman’s life. Most biographical...

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman By Blake Snider December 5, 2010 Professor J Arrieta Seminar Critical Inquiry Harriet Tubman is a woman of faith and dignity who saved many African American men and women through courage and love for God. One would ponder what would drive someone to bring upon pain and suffering to one’s self just to help others. Harriet Tubman was an African American women that took upon many roles during her time just as abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union...

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Harriet Ross Tubman (1820-1913) is best known for her involvement in the Underground Railroad. She was also an abolitionist, Civil War spy and nurse, suffragist, and humanitarian. After she escaped from slavery in 1849, she dedicated her life to fighting for freedom and equality. Harriet freed over 300 blacks from slavery in the South, to freedom in the North. For her heroic efforts, she received the biblical name “Moses.” This name came from the bible story in Exodus where...

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who is harriet tubman

Who is Harriet Tubman? Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War, and was also known as the conductor of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was born in 1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland as Araminta Harriet Ross. She later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother. She was also known by the nicknames of Minty or Moses. She was one of eleven children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross, and she was of pure African...

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Harriet Tubman Summary of Harriet Tubman: “Some linked her to Joan of Arc for her charisma and simple faith. She had a dream and visions, and extraordinary things happened to her. She led a charmed life through incredible dangers” (http://www.harriettubman.com/callhermoses.html). Harriet Ross Tubman was born in the Bucktown district of Dorchester County, Maryland. As an illiterate slave she escaped to freedom in 1849. “For the next 11 years she returned to the South 19 times to lead more than...

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Early Years Her real name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Born as a salve on June 14, 1820 on a plantation in Maryland. There were 8 children in her family and she was the sixth. When she was five, her Mother died. Her Father remarried one year later and in time had three more children. Her Father always wanted her to be a boy. When Harriet was only 13 years old, she tried to stop a person from being whipped and went between the two people. The white man hit her in the head with a shovel and...

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