Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, knowing it firsthand. After all, slavery was one of the biggest injustices this nation has ever faced. She was one of the first abolitionists who not only fled her own slavery, risking her life, but also took risks daily to rescue more than 300 other slaves, even after slavery had been abolished. She was looked up to by figures even as significant as John Brown, a fellow black abolitionist leader, who had joined other militant abolitionists in supporting his plan for slave rebellion. She was the woman that John Brown called General Tubman and the slaves called Moses. The concept of “buying” other human beings to do all undesirable tasks and risk their own lives is inexcusable, though many people argued for it. Because of Harriet’s compassionate personality, and the perseverance ...
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...nstead, she traveled thousands of miles to save the lives of random strangers. She persevered through multiple attempts on her life, not even phased in the slightest. She grew up to be a brilliant woman, despite the fact that she never spent an hour in school, and suffered severe
brain damage that almost cost her life. Harriet Tubman was one of the most influential people to anyone with any knowledge in history or humanitarianism.
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