Harriet Tubman – Civil Rights Activist – Biography.com

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Source: Harriet Tubman – Civil Rights Activist – Biography.com

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24 thoughts on “Harriet Tubman – Civil Rights Activist – Biography.com

  1. Harriet tubman was a courageous women who fought and survived slavery. As a child, she was beaten by her masters. She suffered a lot of consequences such as having a heavy metal thrown at her by a furious slave owner who was intending to hit another slave. Weeks later , Harriet tubman escaped to Philadelphia and came back to guide her family and other salves to freedom. Later harriet became a scout / spy for the Union Army.

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  2. Harriet Tubman is just an amazing women ! She helped a lot of slaves to escapes from their situation and helped them to runaway from the usa to go to the canada and for this she get named MOSES ! And we have to now that she is the only black person to have her picture the 20 dollars billet and all these think make Harriet fantastique !

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  3. I think that Harriet Tumbal is an incredible person, she had not only helped slaves to escape from slavery but she also risked her life for them. She is a militant in favor of the abolition of African-American slavery. Nobody would have done like she. Her memory is formally honored in the United States and her portrait will feature on the $ 20 dollar bill, making her the first black woman so distinguished. Just before Harriet’s death in 1913 she told friends and family, “I go to prepare a place for you.”

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  4. We can say, Harriet Tubman is the most fabulous, courageous, and the best woman in America. She helped so many people to escape from slavery without losing lives, she helped more than 1000 slaves, and 300 escaped from this slavery, all those slaves called her “Moses”. She has been honored by Obama and called an American hero. So for me Harriet Tubman must be honored by all people in the world, she was a abolitionist women.

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  5. Harriet Tubman was known during the era of slavery by the name of Moses because she freed more than 300 slaves who were harnesed by their white owners and brought them tothe northern States where they were allowed to live freely. Harriet Tubman accomplished all of her journeys trying to save slaves without even one life lost. She did find a way to free them and it was thanks to the underground railroad even known she suffered from Hypersomnia. Thus she is a brave and persistent woman because she gave life to the death people who where destroyed mentally as well as physically because of their skin color. She was altruistic and sacrified all her life for others therefore her name should be memorable and forever in our minds.

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  6. I think Harriet Tubman is the most courageous, incredible person in the world, I can’t believe it has helped and saved thousands of slaves without losing a life, it’s amazing. She was surnomed by “Moses”. After having spent years of hell, suffering ect … she was honored by Barack Obama the president of the united states (2009 – 2017) and became the hero of the world.
    Respect.

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  7. I think Harriet Tubman is a very brave person, she is one of the most amazing women in history, what she has achieved has allowed hundreds of people to have a real life. She was a slave and after escaping two times she began to help the slaves. She takes them to Canada,called the Promised Land, and that’s why she was called Moses. We can call a woman like her who spent her life to help the slaves an exceptional woman.

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  8. Harriet Tubman was a black women who was born into slavery. When she was a child, she was hit by a heavy weight and then suffered from narcolepsy for the rest of her life. She dedicated her life to help hundreds of slaves escape to the “promised land” where they could live freely. She risked her life several time to save other people’s lives and never lost one on the way. She was eventually named Moses after the man who helped the jewish people escape from persecution. In my opinion, she represents courage, determination and perseverance and she is one of the most amazing women in history. To make sure that she’ll never be forgotten, her picture will feature on the 20$ bill in the United States of America.

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  9. harriet tubman was one of the greatest and important womans in the history of america.
    she was a heroine who served her life to give freedom to other people.
    harriet tubman was extremely brave, she helped many people to escape forom slavery and giving them a new free life , then she lived the rest of her life as a woman of honor.
    For many afro-americans harriet is a great legend.

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  10. Harriet Tubman was an important hero in the past and without her a lot of people won’t be freed and the well known (by now of course!) “Underground Railroad” will not exist because she is the one that started it and concepted it, and she was the famous “conductor” of that secret underground lines that let thousands of slaves to be freed without any loss. She was also nicknamed “Moses” because she opened the way of freedom to many slaves and yet she said that she could save more if she had knew they were slaves.
    She also helped the union in the American Civil War when she firstly became a scout, then a nurse and finally she suggered to be a spy for the Union. When she was a nurse she saved a lot of lifes and on she had military honors on here graveyard and there was a quote writen saying: I looked at my hands, to see if i was the same person; now i was free. There was such a glory over evrything. I felt like I was in heaven”
    In my opinion Harriet Tubman is a very respectful woman for what she did and she really deserve to be shown on the 20$ bill because after all she is a national hero and without her the abolition of slavery would have been more difficult.

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  11. Harriet Tubman was a very courageous women because she freed a lot of slaves in America. She was a slave too but she was able to escape in the underground railroad. After that, she decided and managed to rescue other slaves. She sacrificed all her life to save the slaves who were forced to work hard by their owners. Harriet Tubman should not only be honored in America but in the worlwide. She demonstrated courage and persistence. Barack Obama also nominated her as a hero.

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  12. There is no doubt that the person who deserves to have her face on a 20$ bill is Harriet Tubman. She was one of the most amazing women of history.
    Firstly, she was a slave and could escape in 1849, when she was only 29. Not only she fought for her own freedom but also for hundreds other lives. Instead of staying in Canada and keeping herself from danger, Harriet Tubman sacrificed her own life to bring other slaves out. How courageous ! But the real miracle that made her America’s iconic figure is that she never lost a life . She was determined and suffered for others.
    This woman deserves way more than her face on a piece of paper, she was a real hero.

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  13. Harriet Tubman; a Hero who needs to be on the 20$ bill because she was and she still is a symbol of hope and union to all the Americans . She was a tenacious courageous women who risked her life for others and never feared to die. She escaped from slavery in 1849 and she risked her life to help her family members and hundreds of other slave . During the civil war she helped the union army by working as a spy . And i certainly think that Harriet should be on the 20$ bill so the women around the world will be inspired by her work and it will help them fight for their rights .
    And as Joseph Campbell said ” A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO HAS GIVEN HIS OR HER LIFE TO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ONESELF “

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  14. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849. Her nickname was “Minty Moses”. She sacrificed her own life to rescue her sisters and brothers and more than 300 slaves at that time.
    We can say that Harriet Tubman was one of the best women in human history. She NEVER lost a life and she was a true hero.
    In my opinion, her photo should have been on the US 20$ bill instead of President Andrew Jackson because she deserves it. She had a !big heart.

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  15. Harriet Tubman wasn’t just one of the bravest woman that ever lived in American History, she also was the most determined and resolute woman of all time.

    She was born a slave in Maryland in 1920 and yet managed to escape in 1849 with brothers of her.
    Then, surprisingly, she returned to the plantations to rescue other slaves and family members, risking her life but also her freedom. Awesome isn’t it ? She went south and did this NINETEEN times, rescueing hundreds of slaves without losing a single life, using the Underground Railroad, like if she was just going to the toilet.

    These acts even earned her the surname of Moses, the guy who led jews to the Promised Land, beautiful metaphor, the Promised Land being Canada at that time.

    All of this also shows how clever she was, she doesn’t deserve to have her face on the 20$ Bill. She deserves a statue of her and a new bill with her face, her biography and even more on it.

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  16. As all of you may know , we only put important faces on bills. We only honor people who have done something great in their life , and have made it to the book of history .
    This is why, i suggest Harriet Tubman as the new face on the US 20$ bill.This women was a true living legend. Not only escaped from slavery at such a young age , but she also helped other slaves ,and led to the promised land where they had the chance to start their lives all over again .She knew she was risking her life but she did it ,and the craziest thing about all of this is that she’s never lost a life , and that’s what makes her a hero .She was determind, brave, and courageous and unfortunately not all people are like that .So this is why i think Harriet deserves her face on that bill and as Maya Angelou said : ” I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people .”

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  17. Harriet TUBMAN was born in 1820 in MARYLAND, she lived during the SLAVERY, but she escaped in 1849. She was a the one of the greatest women in the history, she risked her life to rescue her family and other slaves, she rescued about three hundred people. She was nicknamed “MOSES” because she helped many people without losing a single life. During the civil war, she helped the Union Army ( she worked as a spy ).

    Honestly, we must all realize how great and symbolic Harriet Tubman is as a woman, and a civil rights activists who led as a revolutionary slaves to “the Promised Land” routinely while risking her life, Harriet is the perfect symbol of how the United States of America is the land of freedom, a symbol of a hero that helped America to leave its past shrouded in darkness of slavery and mayhem. Harriet is indeed a real hero we should all reckon and look up to.

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  18. Harriet Tubman was ( for me ) the most influential women I’ve ever heard about. I mean as a child, she was so independent, she was fighting for her freedom by escaping many times from the plantations. Many times she risked her life for her family members and other slaves.
    She was compared to Moses, because she led hundreds of slaves to freedom without losing any life, she was the Joan of Arc from America.
    What else… Yes, she was also a great strategist because she elaborated a secret network between houses, the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.
    This woman, Harriet Tubman, shows to the whole world that women around Earth aren’t weak at all, unlike the stereotypes say. Women are not supposed to only do dishes, household chores or this kind of stuff. No, they are soldiers, they are hope, they are strong, and Harriet Tubman illustrates these facts.
    ” I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” said Charlotte Brontë ( in Jane Eyre ).
    So yes, she would be the best choice to replace President Andrew Jackson on the US 20$, and she plenty deserves it.

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  19. Wherever you come from, anyone wouldn’t dare deny Harriet Tubman is one of, if not the most, amazing women to have ever shaped History.

    As heroic as she may be, the story of Harriet is indeed an inspiring one. Born to slavery, she didn’t surely escape the horrors the like of her had to endure under their cruel ‘masters’, even suffering a traumatic incident that would’ve maimed her for the rest of her life. Yet still, Tubman, as courageous and bold as she may be, escapes from slavery around 1849. Yet again, Tubman surprises everyone, and returns to the plantations to save her brethren and kin. Not only she will suffice with but helping her family and relatives, Tubman would afterwards routinely go back and save other slaves, paving a way for them to the ‘Promised Land’, the nickname given to British North America or modern-day Canada; making Tubman even be compared and symbolized as Moses saving the Hebrews from the tyranny of the Pharaohs, the slave masters in this case. At a turning point in America’s history, when civil war would plunge the land in fire, Tubman would yet again resurface, serving the Union remarkably as a leading abolitionist and an efficient and valued scout and spy and eventually leading herself expeditions to, with arms, free hundreds of slaves to the North ( Union ).
    Conclusion? Not only one would reckon her for what she did during the Civil War, but Harriet ever changed others’ expectations of a black slave girl through the marvelous heroic and bold deeds and exploits she achieved. She’s ever to be remembered for being as an amazing woman and an American Icon for freedom and the struggle for equality, civil rights and the fight against racism. She is for no doubt, a woman anyone would look up to to get inspire and illuminated in the struggle to achieve one’s goals and dreams.

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  20. Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland in 1820 and escaped in 1849.
    She was a real hero because she sacrificed her life to rescue more than 300 slaves.
    In my opinion, Harriet Tubman was the best women in human history.

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  21. I think that Harriet Tubman should figure on the next 20$ bill. This women did So much for America, she made part of history and without her so many slaves would have finish their life suffering and working painfully for their master.
    Harriet Tubman would be an excellent example for the Americans, she sacrificed her own life to save people, she never lose faith and she helped more than a hundred slaves to escape.
    Harriet would be a sign of peace, respect and bravery . People will see her face regularly on the bill and remember how courageous and determined she was. She never lost a life and she was called Moise because she was leading slaves to their promise land. Harriet helped the union army during the war and for that she received the military honor .
    Harriet Tubman would be the first women and black people to be on a dollar bill in America.
    For these reasons I think Harriet tubman should have her face on the 20$ bill.

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  22. Without the shade of the doubt , Harriet Tumban also called « Moses » deserves to be on the 20$ bill instead of Andrew Jackson. She was a brave and courageous woman.
    She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820 and she was 29 she escaped. After that she managed to rescue other slaves, she was risking her life by helping people. She was a very determined woman.
    She is the symbol of union and bavour for all America. She was one of the best and the most important women of the history.
    Well there is no doubt that she should be in the 20$ bill. She was and still a hero.

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  23. Harriet Tubman was a great women figure, she was a hero an american hero. Indeed during the 19th century she was one of the millions of black slaves in america, she worked in a plantation and she managed to escape, not only that, she also helped hundreds of slave to leave the hell on earth they were living in without ever losing a life. She was brave and saved so many people that’s I think that she deserves to be a lot more well known by, for example, being on the 20$ bill. I think that she’s an inspiration that we should learn about in today’s society.

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