Harriet Tubman was a humanitarian activist. During the American Civil War, she was a key player in the operation of the Underground Railroad.
How would life be different without Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman is credited with starting the 'underground' railroad to help free slaves. But there were many others involved as well. In truth: Harriet was a slave who in 1844 married John Tubman, a freeman, (formally an indentured servant). She gained permission to marry him from her owners and lived with him in his cabin, but being a slave she had to still serve her master. She told her husband of her dreams of one day gaining her freedom as well. But, he told her that she could never be free. He told her if she tried running away, he would turn her in. She, still understanding freedom escaped. When she returned to Maryland, Harriet went to her husbands cabin. She wanted him to go north with her. What she found was he had taken another wife. But there were others that asked her for help to be free, and she started helping them by explaining which people would help them get to the north and freedom. Her biggest help to end slavery was with the union army, she became a spy that could easily fit in on the plantations moving freely at night with her experiences traveling back and forth. She should be best known for helping to end the Civil War early and helping the North, that was losing at the time, to win. Mrs. Tubman was a great American that helped save lives and shorten a war. without her many more American's would have died and the United States might not be here.
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Was Julia Roberts really considered for the role of Harriet Tubman?
Screenwriter and producer Gregory Allen Howard revealed in a Q&A that when presented with the original script for the Harriet Tubman biopic in the 1990s, one studio executive suggested that Julia Roberts take on the iconic role. When it was pointed out that Harriet Tubman was African American, the executive responded, “It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.” The film in question, titled Harriet, was just released in theaters on Nov. 1, 2019 and stars Cynthia Erivo in the lead role.
Why was Harriet Tubman's nickname Moses?
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What was Harriet Tubman's biggest contribution to the world?
Who was Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman (Araminta Ross, 1820-1913) was an escaped slave who returned to the South more than 19 times to help other escaping slaves. She led more than 300 slaves, including her parents, to freedom. Harriet Tubman was a abolitionist, which is a person who was against slavery she freed over 300 slaves and never got one taken back her nick name was black Moses she was not the only abolitionist, but she sure was a popular one. Harriet Tubman is an African American woman who freed slaves using the Underground Railroad system. Harriet Tubman was an active abolitionist and a spy during the American Civil War. She escaped her slavery and came back to her plantation to rescue over 70 of her enslaved family and friends. She used safe houses along the trails between the North and South, also known as the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubmans 'Jobs' in her life At the begining of her life she was a slave. This was until she was about 29. Then she was a conductor of the underground railroad. After this, during the Civil war, she served the union as a scout, a spy and a nurse. Well done Harriet Tubman! people
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Did Harriet Tubman ever go to school?
Harriet Tubman had no education and was illiterate throughout her life. Slave owners did not want their slaves to know how to read or write. no Harriet Tubman didn't get any education except maybe in her later years. If you were a slave you weren't allowed ( by law) to read or write. So she might have when she escaped to freedom but no not as a child.. Although Harriet Tubman was illiterate throughout her life and had no formal education, isn't it ironic that many schools are named after her? She was poor and was showed very little respect by people who were "educated" and she did more, by far, to help black people than most of her contemporaries. But Harriet did get an education from her dad. her dad taught a lot about the wild. Harriet Tubman Didn't get an education because she wasn't aloud to go to school...Slaves weren't aloud to go to school.