Listen&Learn: Harriet TubmanJaksyn Peacock
- activist: a person who stands up for a certain cause
- slavery: a situation where a person owns another person
- network: an organized group or system
- illegal: not allowed by law
- mission: a journey to complete a task
- abolish: to end something
1. Tubman escaped slavery in
Tubman escaped slavery in 1849.
2. At that time in the United States, slavery was legal
At that time in the United States, slavery was legal in the South.
3. Tubman originally joined the army to work as
Tubman originally joined the army to work as a nurse.
- In the United States and Canada, February is Black History Month. Tubman’s story is often taught in schools during this time. Why is it so important to learn stories like hers?
- Can you think of some other people in history who fought for human rights?
Harriet Tubman was an American activist who helped to free hundreds of people from slavery. She was born into slavery herself around 1820, and she escaped in 1849. A network of people called the Underground Railroad helped Tubman make the journey to the North, where slavery was illegal. However, once Tubman gained her freedom, she decided that she wanted to help other people gain theirs. She began to work with the Underground Railroad. Her job was to rescue enslaved people and bring them to the North, where they could live freely. She went on many missions over eight years. When the American Civil War began in 1861, Tubman joined the army to work as a nurse. She eventually got to lead a raid in South Carolina that freed hundreds of enslaved people. Even after slavery was abolished in the United States, Tubman continued to fight for the rights of Black Americans and women. She died in 1913, at about 90 years old.
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It’s really vital to learn stories like this one. They help everyone learn more about the struggle of the black people for freedom and human rights.
The black people enjoy equal rights with the white people, and it’s great that many stories narrate about their struggle.
Such fighters for freedom and civil rights of the black people as Martin Luther King, John Brown, Angela Davis contributed a lot to a noble movement of liberation of the black people
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