The Role Of Harriet Turbman In History

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What is an upstander? Well an upstander is someone who does something about a problem instead of just sitting and watching. So for my person in history I choose Harriet Turban, she was born in 1822 Chester CounDorty, and her death was on March 10, 1913 Auburn, NY.

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Harriet Turban was a upstander because She herself was born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She experienced the harsh conditions, and yes even beating, just like any other slave did. But in 1849 she escaped slavery leaving behind her family. The cool thing is she became the most famous conductor ever known, she ended up saving more than 300 slaves in total. But surprisingly in 1851 she returned to save her husband but he refused to leave.

Harriet Tubman became a conductor in 1894, soon after that she became the best known conductor of the underground railroad. But her life sadly ended on march 10, 1913 from a disease still around today and caused many to die. This disease is called pneumonia.

You all are probably wondering where this all took place in. You know like where the underground railroad took place,and where she was a slave at. Well I have those answers, The underground railroad took place in North America, form the north all the way to Canada. She was a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland. Along with her other siblings.

Harriet tubman felt the need to escape to save the other slaves because, she was a slave herself and she knows the pain they were going through so she wanted to help as many people as she could and that is what she did. I know there are people out there that were saved by her and who owe their life to her who still are very thankful for what she did.

How do you think Hariet turban stood out in history? She stood out by helping all those people come and escape out of slavery

Ok, so how did Harriet Turban have a effect on the world?

Well In my eyes her message was taken by, if you experience what you know others are going through, say something don’t just stand there do something about it you can help save someone’s life. Even if you don’t know the person.

Harriet tubman’s message was taken as a message of kindness and bravery. In my eyes she inspired me to help someone out even if they are alone just go talk to them. It takes a strong person to do what she did. I hope if anything happens to anyone, someone will go help them out just like Harriet Tubman did.

Ok, now I learned who Harriet tubman was would I have done what she did? To be honest with you I don’t know, I feel like I would because one time at my old school i was in class and someone was getting bullied i went to them and said something really weird i wish i would have said it better but here it is “pick on someone your own size” the bully kind of just stared at me in a weird expression. But at the same time it wasnt as broad as Harriet tubman’s situation. What she did was very hard and dangerous thing to do because you are putting your life in danger.

Ok some fun facts and quotes made by Harriet Tubman yay!!!!!!! Her birth name was, Araminta Ross. “I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.” Harriet Tubman “Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.”Harriet Tubman

She was a spy for the civil war. People want to put her on the $20 bill. They adopted a girl in 1874 named, Gertie Davis. Harriet tubman died at the age of 93.

If you were in the position Harriet was in would you have done the same or would you be someone to sit back and watch? From today on Harriet Tubman will go down in slavery history

31 August 2020

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