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  • Fugitive Slave Law Harriet Tubman
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    The Underground Railroad was a secret pathway organized by abolitionists -- many of them free blacks and Quakers. Its purpose was to help runaway slaves escape to freedom in the North or in Canada. Often, the passage to freedom followed natural boundaries, such as a river. Usually, slaves relied on secret helpers in towns scattered along the route to freedom. These "conductors" would help a slave move from one safe house to another, usually under cover of darkness. One daring conductor, Harriet ...
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  • Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman
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    Dramatic Firsthand Accounts of Daring Escapes to Freedom Knowing very few details concerning the Underground Railroad I felt compelled to read The Underground Railroad. Blinded by the misconceptions of many history books that my teachers reinforced through their lectures, I was determined to find out the "entire truth" of my ancestor's rigorous route to freedom. What I recall from my high school history courses is that for the most part only Quakers& white abolitionist aided the "helpless fugiti...
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  • Underground Railroad Nova Scotia
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    ... ed all their songs by ear, they often strayed into wholly new versions, which sometimes became popular, and entirely banished the others. The second way writing a spiritual is to combine a variety of other hymns and spirituals to make a completely different song. The Staple Singers do exactly this in the song This Train. (found on tape. ) This train is bound for glory, this train. This train is bound for glory, this train. None goin to ride it but the rights and the holy. This Train bound fo...
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  • Underground Railroad Slaves Escape
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    The underground railroad was a network of northerners that helped slaves reached the north and Canada for safety from their plantation. It was secret and railway terms were used to describe system as a way to hide the real nature of the operation. The underground railroad extended from Maine to Nebraska but was most concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indian, New York, and The New England States. More of the more specific spots were Detroit, Michigan, Erie, Pennsylvania, Buffalo and New York. Th...
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  • Uncle Tom Cabin William Lloyd Garrison
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    Slavery in America can be traced as far back as when Europeans began settling the North American continent. The first town established in the New World was Jamestown in 1607, and the first slave arrived on the continent in 1619. European pioneers that colonized North America brought slaves with them to help settle the new land, work their plantations growing valuable cash crops such as tobacco and sugar, and to cook and clean in their homes. Most people didnt see slavery as a problem at this tim...
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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
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    The Accomplishments of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was a black woman born into slavery. Harriet was an abolitionist and strongly believed that all slaves should be free. Harriet learned that her master had died and that she would be sold if she did not run away. At the age of twenty-five, Harriet left her plantation and was on the run to a free state (Harriet par 1). Harriet made her way ninety miles from Maryland to Philadelphia. There she began to work and make a living for herself. She deci...
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  • Underground Railroad Slave Catchers
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    One hot day in 1850, a man named Jeb staggered out of the woods, looked about him to get his bearings, and plunged down a lane toward the river. He only had a few moments of freedom before he heard the baying of hounds. He splashed up to his knees in the shallow stream and wade. The dogs tried desperately to pick up the scent but the water had destroyed it. He had no time to waste. All he could think of was the North Star. That was his hope. That was where his freedom lay. (Flight to Freedom, He...
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  • Underground Railroad Ohio River
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    ... Maryland in order to save slaves. She never lost one slave. There were many other influential women that played a role in the Underground Railroad and the fight for equality among blacks. Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were fighting the twin fight for women's suffrage and Negro emancipation. Jane Lewis from New Lebanon, Ohio found her way to the river and rowed runaways from the far side of the Ohio River to the Ohio freedom. Calvin Fairbanks was one of the first of...
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  • American Civil War Washington D C
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    Throughout his life Ralph Bunche worked to improve race relations and further the cause of civil rights. For 22 years he served on the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, earning its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1949. He participated in several civil rights demonstrations, including the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, U. S. President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian award. Sojourner Truth, Ameri...
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  • William Lloyd Garrison Anti Slavery Society
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    Frederick Douglass was one of the most influential men of the anti-slavery movement. He stood up for what he believed in, fought hard to get where he got and never let someone tell him he could not do something. Frederick Douglass made a change in this country that will always be remembered. Born Frederick Baily, Frederick Douglass was a slave, his birthday is not pin pointed but known to be in February of 1818. He was born on Holmes Hill Farm, near the town of Easton, Maryland. Harriet Baily wa...
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  • District Of Columbia Frederick Douglass
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    On Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland, Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a house on the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven, like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a young child he would wonder why he was a slave, and why everyone cant be equal. His thoughts frequently came back to him, leaving him with a great hatred for slavery....
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  • Learned To Read District Of Columbia
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    In this search I would like to know who was Frederick Douglass besides the abolitionist. I know very little about Frederick Douglass. I know that he risked his life to help the black people to escape slavery, and that he learned to read and write. The processes I took to receive or to find information on Frederick Douglass was very short. All I did is go to my local library and ask for some information on Frederick Douglass. Then when I was home I searched on the computer and searched on Frederi...
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom Cabin
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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe is the woman that caused the Civil War, said Abe Lincoln. She was a tough witted woman who lived an inspiring and influential eighty-five years. With her works of Uncle Tom s Cabin, The Mayflower, Old town Folks, and The Pearl of Orr s Island Stowe was one of the first and foremost influential female writers in American History. Harriet was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on June 14, 1811 and was the daughter of Lyman Beecher. Lyman Beecher was a well-...
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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Ross was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1820. Her parents were from the Ashanti tribe of West Africa, and they worked as slaves on the Brodas plantation. In addition to producing lumber, Edward Brodas raised slaves to rent and sell. Life was difficult on the plantation, and Harriet was hired out as a laborer by the age of 5. Harriet did not like to work indoors, and she was routinely beaten by her masters. By her early teens, Harriet was no longer allowed to work indoors and was ...
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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
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    HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGOUND RAILROAD Harriet Tubman was a black American who helped many slaves escape to freedom. She lived from 1820 to 1813. Tubman became the most famous leader of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a bunch of routes that slaves used to escape to the free states. Some of these states were Ohio, Indiana, and Philadelphia. Some routes led into Canada. The way the Underground Railroad received it? s name was not from being underground or from being a ra...
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  • Women Rights Food And Shelter
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    Harriet Tubman was one of the greatest American women of the nineteenth century. Though she was a descendant of African origin a group highly discriminated against in that time period she achieved many accomplishments. Some of these accomplishments included aiding the women? s rights movement, raising money for public education, opening a nursing home for aged blacks, and even having a high school named in her honor. She even worked as a spy and a nurse for the Union army in the Civil War. Yet, ...
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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman Harriet Ross Tubman was born a slave in Dorchester County Maryland, in 1820 (or 1821 depending on the source. ) There were no records kept about the date of birth of children born into slavery, so there are many guesses that have been listed. She was born with the name Arabia Ross, but her mother s name, Harriet, became her name as she got older. Before the age of five she was put to work in the house on a plantation, but when she got older she was hired out...
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  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was a poor slave girl who ran away from her plantation at the age of 28. Throughout the course of her life many people and many things challenged her. Each situation she was faced with tested either her mental or physical strength, usually both. She persevered through all of her trials stronger and wiser, and was willing to always help others through their own. Not one to instigate unless extremely necessary, Harriet was known for her quick th...
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  • Fugitive Slave Law Harriet Tubman
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    Sarah H. Bradford describes as being: the future deliverer of hundreds of her people; the spy and scout of the Union Armies; the devoted hospital nurse; the protector of hunted fugitives; the eloquent speaker in public meetings; the cunning eluder of pursuing man-hunters; the heaven guided pioneer through dangers seen and unseen; and The Moses of her People. Harriet Tubman was an African American woman who escaped from slavery and repeatedly made about 19 trips back to the South. Her brave actio...
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  • Commission On Human Rights Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
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    Running Head: INFLUENTIAL WOMEN Influential Women Delmy E Gooch Sociology and Philosophy of Gender Summer Evening Introduction There have been many women that have changed and shaped the role of women today. They opened the doors of opportunity for future women and made many contributions to our society. Some of these accomplishments have gone unnoticed. The reason that I chose to discuss the influential women of the past and present was because they are the ones that have given me a future. The...
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