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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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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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Estimated around 1820, Harriet Tubman was born to slave parents on a plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. She began protecting others at a very young age; she was struck on her head while she was protecting another slave from punishment when she was just thirteen years old. As an adult, Tubman escaped to the North from her master and continued to come back to the south and aid others through the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was the most effective conductor in the Underground Railroad...

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a very accomplished woman with many great feats under her belt. Born into slavery under the name Araminta, she lived a tough life. She later married a free black man, and took her mother’s first name and her husband’s last name, now under the name Harriet Tubman. A short while after she married her husband, her master died, this was when Tubman made her move. She escaped, going from Maryland to Pennsylvania alone and unnoticed. She later went on to become a conductor for...

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Mrs. Fernandez Do you know how many slaves Harriet Tubman saved throughout her whole life? Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in the year of 1822. Harriet Tubman grew up with a very loving mother, but the first years of her life were pretty tough, though. She lived with a fear of getting separated from her family, like many other slaves. Harriet’s real name was Armanitia Ross, but she changed it. Harriet was a humanitarian to all slaves by taking care of them; being...

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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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Harriet Tubman My paper is on Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was a very heroic woman who completed thirteen missions to free black slaves using the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was born with the name Araminta "Minty" Ross to slave parents, Harriet Rit Green and Ben Ross. Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. There is no accurate account of Harriet Tubman’s birthday. Harriet only had a general knowledge that she was born in between the years of 1815 to 1825. Harriet Tubman...

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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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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 "When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.” (Harriet Tubman, approx. 1820’s-1913). Harriet Tubman quoted this after her first breath of freedom. She was born into slavery in the 1820’s, so it is chilling to hear her description of what that meant to her. I asked myself, “Would I risk that glory...

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