Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February is Black History Month - View the following video on Harriet Tubman and write a response on her life accomplishments. Write your response in paragraph form. Due: Monday, February 14th.


michael h said...

I think she is a great person escaping slavery she didn't just let things happen and live her life in slavery. she syood up for what she believes in and all slaves everywhere then before then now and in the future. and if everyone was just like her our world would be a ,much better place for future generations.

Alex said...

Harriet Tubman is an insperational person, she escaped slavery, rescued others from slavery, spoke out about raceism, and also about woman's rights.
In her life white people down in the South, sold and traded black men, woman and children as slaves. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. When she grew up she dicided it was unfair for someone to be treated differently just because of the colour of their skin. Instead of waitiing for someone to rescue her she took matters into her own hands and escaped using the "underground railroad." It would have been a hard, scary trip, but when she made it to freedom she thought of her family still suffering through slavery and decided to go back to save them. She took many journeys back and fourth to save her friends in the South. It must have took real courage.
When the fugitive slave law was passed Harriet became a fugitive and not at all a free woman, so instead of leading the slaves she rescued to Philadelphia she brought them further North to Canada.
Harriet spoke out a lot about slavery, and woman's rights. In doing this she became a wanted woman, but still she made trips to her home state, Maryland, to save more slaves.
Harriet Tubman was throughly involved in getting woman the right to vote. The first provence in Canada to give woman the right to vote was Manitoba.
Harriet Tubman was a strong woman. She cared a lot about her family, and her rights. She never gave up, and If people were more like her we could all pitch in to build a stronger world.

Hannah said...

Harriet Tubman is a brave person. She was black, and raised as a slave. Whgen she was only twelve, she was sent to work in the fields. She suffered a serious injury when she accidently got hit in the head with a weight. She suffered from horrible headaches, but she also had visions from God. She used these visions to free black people. Harriet Tubman thought it was wrong that whites were treated higher than them, so she escaped on the Underground Railroad. She thought about her family, and went to go save them from slavery. Harriet continued to rescue slaves with the help of other black and white people. When a fugitive law passed and Harriet was not a free women anymore, she lad the slaves to Canada. She did not only stand up to racism, she also stood up for womens rights. She protested against women not being able to vote. She died of hypothermia, and was given a full military funeral. Harriet was a wonderful person who stood up for what she believed in. If everybody was just a little more like Harriet Tubman, we might have a better world.

Julia said...

I think Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman who fought for women’s rights school privileges anti slavery and even raceism. Harriet was born in 1820 in Tricounty, Maryland. Harriet Tubman first worked as a slave that was often loaned to all different people, she worked extremely hard and by the age of twelve she was working out in the fields. One day when she was a young teen her boss accidently hit her in the head intending to hit another, after that she suffered of epilepsy. She had major headaches and constant pain but she also had visions. Harriet believed these visions came from God as a message for her to save the people in slavery and be like Gods new Moses. Before she married John Tubman who was a free black man she escaped the fields using the Northern Star and following the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was made out of blacks, whites and many Christians. Once Harriet went across the line of freedom she made plans to go and rescue her family and that is what she did, on her first trip she brought back her brothers on the second she brought back her sisters and some of her adult family to, and finally on her third trip she went for her husband and found he had married another women. Instead of taking him she had found other slaves in need to escape. On her countless trips she developed paths to and from the country but eventually they all lead up to Ohio. In 1850 it became extremely dangerous for her because the fugitive slave act was made, after that law Harriet was forced to take everyone to North Canada where she lived making to rescue trips a year. After her life of rescuing she went and spoke for women’s rights and anti slavery, she even helped John Brown the evolutionist. During the civil war Harriet was asked to find spies to hide among the free black men. Harriet fought and also advised the soldiers of the best way to attack. In the civil war she freed many slaves with Kernel James Montgomery. After the war she dedicated herself to making schools for free blacks in South Carolina. In her later years she worked with Susan B Anthony with the cause of women’s suffering, she wrote an autobiography called "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. In 1908 she made a shelter for homeless blacks, she passed on in 1913 and was buried with over 4 military metals and more courage than anyone this earth has ever had.

Ingrid said...

I think people like Harriet Tubman are amazing. Harriet Tubman was brave and she did not back down, she stood up and fought for what she believed. People like Harriet Tubman are the ones that make the biggest difference in our world.
Harriet Tubman was born as a slave, and at twelve she was sent to work in the fields. Imagine having to go and working in the hot sun all day, and never learning how to read or write. In her younger years,Harriet suffered a tragic injury when she was hit over the head with a weight. Throughout her life, she suffered epilepsy but she did have unusual dreams she called visions from God. In 1884, she married a free man called John Tubman. Harriet soon decided to do something about her life as a slave and escaped using the underground railroad. Harriet thought about her family, and soon went back to rescue her family and friends. Harriet earned the nickname Moses, which is really appropriate because God also communicated to Moses telling him to rescue his people. When the fugitive slave law was passed, Harriet started leading the slaves to Canada, not to Philadelphia. For a while, Harriet lived in Canada, working hard to free more slaves. Harriet also spoke about woman's rights and slavery. This made her a wanted women, but she was never captured. During the civil war, the government asked her to aid the Union Cause by organizing a network of spies that spy on the Americans and advise the Union Cause on how to attack. After the war, Harriet made a school for anybody that would like to come. Harriet understood the value of education. Harriet also worked with her friend, Susan Anthony to help women get a right to vote. She also worked on a book called the scenes in the life of Harriet Tubman. Then she established a home for freed slaves called the Harriet Tubman Home and sooner went to live there. Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia and was buried with fulled military honors.
Harriet Tubman was a amazing person and fought for what she believed in. As some people might say, she was a flicker of hope in the darkness of the night.

Anonymous said...

Harriet Tubman

“Moses is coming”. These were the words whispered by the passengers of the Underground Railroad. They were referring to the person who led them from slavery and brought them to the Promised Land. This person was Harriet Tubman. She was known as Moses by her people like the Biblical figure because she delivered them to their freedom.

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1820 in Maryland. Life as a child was anything but normal for Harriet. Her childhood was harsh and painful but she grew up to be a brave and courageous woman who was destined to inspire millions.

With a determined spirit Harriet was finally able to escape from Maryland to Philadelphia in 1849. Her escape to Philadelphia was assisted by the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was an association of people who fought for the abolition of slavery.

Unlike what many others would have done if they were in her shoes, Harriet Tubman risked both her freedom and her life by traveling back to Maryland to free members of her family. Over the next few years Harriet Tubman went back and forth from Maryland to Philadelphia and continued her rescue of her family and then hundreds of others.

At the age of twelve Harriet suffered a severe trauma to the head. This would affect her for the rest of her life. However, she said that she received visions from God telling her what to do. She felt that her visions gave her a sense of purpose, it helped her devote her life to the pursuit of freedom and liberty of her fellow people.

In 1850 the Fugitive Slave Act was passed and the risks became greater for Harriet. She was now a fugitive instead of a free women.Yet she continued with her life’s mission facing all adversities.She moved to Canada for a while with other members of her family.

Harriet supported anti-slavery and women’s rights. She assisted the Union Army in the Civil War. After the Civil War she returned to New York where she fought for women’s right to vote. She also established a home for the elderly African Americans and ended up living there herself. In 1913 she passed away but her work and her inspiration still lives on.

Gabriel said...

Wow! I think it's amazing how one person could end up making an organization so importent and free so many slaves! I think if it weren't for her, black people in the united states could still be in slavery. she played a very importent part in history, and if I were her, I would have been very proud of myself.:)

Gabriel also said...

she must have had alot of experience to be able to free slaves twice a year, and she must of also been very cleaver.looks like just one person really can change the world.