Harriet Tubman

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I.S. 202 Sabbir Hossain 8-10 2/8/02 Harriet Tubman was born as a slave in 1820 on the state of Maryland. She has helped free many slaves during the year of 1825. Harriet Tubman lived through the years of 1820 through 1913. She lived in Worchester County, Maryland. She worked as a cook and a house hold servant but served as a nurse in the Civil War. She became a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was one of the most of the important people in American history. Through her lives, she has put herself in great danger, such as helping freeing many slaves from the Underground Railroad although she was breaking the law in many slave states by helping other slaves escape. I would consider Harriet Tubman as a hero for freeing slaves like herself.

During the American Civil War, Harriet Tubman worked as a nurse for Washington DC, scout and an agent for the Union Army.

Although she won administration from the military, she did not receive government pension for more than 30 years. After the war, Harriet went back to her parents. She was extremely poor. Later in 1869, she published a book, which was a great financial help.

Harriet made herself to the North by the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was the name given to the system by which escaped slaves from the South were helped in their flight to the North. Later, Harriet Tubman returned to save the rest of her family from slavery. This was the first of 19 secret trips she made to the South, during which guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.

Harriet Tubman was a great ace at freeing the slaves. I admire her because she was strong and brave enough to free the slaves including her family and herself. She is a great person to be appreciated for the work she has done for people.