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Harriet Tubman

             The legendary Harriet Tubman was known far and wide for her achievements. She was born in 1820 on a plantation in Maryland. She and her family were slaves. She guided many slaves through the underground railroad with the help of others. .
             Harriet was said to be unique. She knew and believed that slavery was wrong. Many times she along with others, would try to escape for their freedom. One day Harriet tried to escape from the plantation, she was caught by her master, and was hit over her head with a blunt object. This in return scared Harriet, she was left paralyzed for a couple of days. Another result of this trauma was that she would suddenly fall into deep sleeps.
             While Harriet was a slave she met the love of her life, John Tubman. At that time John was a free man, they married each other, and where together for quite a while. Harriet loved him. They never had children.
             Harriet was known for her help in the working of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a freedom passage where slaves would escape. Through the help of Quakers and Conductors( abolitionist) the slaves were brought to freedom. Even thought Harriet received numerous beatings, she still had respect for her masters. Without complain she did what she had to do. She worked on the field for almost 15 years of her life. She was a strong black woman.
             "I"m free. I"m free at last" the words said by Harriet when she first reached the north. Harriet was happy when she reached the free road to Philadelphia; she cried for joy. Although she was free, she never forgot her family or her people. Time after time she returned to the South, and time after time she walked back across the line of freedom, bringing others across with her. On her trips back, Harriet was careful, she disguised herself so that slaves catchers wouldn't recognize her. From 1850 to 1861, Harriet made 19 trips to the south. She led over three hundred slaves to freedom, and never lost one slave.

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