In 1849, in fear that she, along with the other slaves on the plantation, was to be sold, Tubman resolved to run away. She followed the North Star by night, making her way to Pennsylvania and soon after to Philadelphia, where she found work and saved her money. Tubman returned to the South again and again. Tubman even carried a gun which she used to threaten the fugitives if they became too tired or decided to turn back, telling them, "You'll be free or die." Jarena Lee was likely one of the first African American female preachers in America.
Two of the important women in the civil war were, Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman. Clara work in the civil war began in April 1861. After the battle of Bull Run, She established an agency to obtain and distribute supplies to wounded soldiers. Later on she obtained permission to travel behind the lines, finally reaching some of the grimmest battlefields of the war and serving during the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond. Barton delivered aid to soldiers of both north and south.
Regardless of the varied transliterations, Truth's essential ideas have inspired audiences across the world. Born in upstate New York in 1797, the first 30 years of Sojourner Truth's life were lived as a slave named Isabella Baumfree. The second youngest of either 12 or 13 children, Truth lived in the damp mud-soaked cellar of her master. As a result of the smaller northern landholdings, houses in the north needed fewer slaves than those in the south. Eventually Truth became a mother to numerous children, most of whom were sold as slaves to various families.
Dr Gabriel Sealey- Morris English 111 21 February 2012 INTRODUCTION Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself (1861), stands out from the male-dominated slave narrative genre in its unique point of view and especially in its focus on the sexual exploitation of the female slave. Soon after the publication ofIncidents, which Jacobs penned under the pseudonym Linda Brent, questions arose regarding the text's authenticity. Many believed the book to have been written by its white abolitionist editor, Lydia Maria Child. Doubts about the narrative's veracity and its true author persisted into the twentieth century, and Incidents consequently was neglected by historians and critics alike. In 1981, however, Jean Fagan Yellin discovered Jacobs's correspondence with Child, and with another abolitionist friend, Amy Post.
She was adopted and raised by the Valmonde family, but the big mystery was no one in the town knew where she came from or why she was left abandoned. By the age of eighteen Desiree is described by the narrator as, “beautiful and gentle, affectionate and sincere young lady “. Also at the age of eighteen Desiree is now married to a man named Armand Aubigny with a child of her own. Armand is a very demanding person and strives for the superiority of his Caucasian race over the African American race. He comes from, ''one of the oldest and proudest families in Louisiana” stated by the narrator.
Before the civil war it was mostly men who were nurses, but since a lot of them went to war, the ladies took on the job. Some women wanted to help in any way they could. Some enlisted, but were declined because they were ladies. Though there some special cases, some actually got appointed positions in the war. “The rebel cavalry leader, Stuart has appointed to a position on his staff, with the rank of Major, a young lady residing at Fairfax Court House” (General Stuart’s New Aid, 1863).
“I got to start by giving myself a start.” Madam CJ always took upon herself to make something she does count. “I’m not ashamed of my past I am ashamed by my humble beginning.” She started out as a slave and at the age seven she became an orphan and her parents died of yellow fever. Many people have a rough beginning but the end may be just right. Like some people go through a lot of obstacles to over come what they face. “God answered my prayer, for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix
She also served as a scout, spy, and nurse during the Civil War. What she did required enormous amounts of courage, going back to the South at least 19 times after escaping herself. "I always tole God, 'I'm gwine [going] to hole stiddy on you, an' you've got to see me through,” is one of her famous quotes. She said she would listen carefully to the voice of God when she was leading the slaves north, and she would only go where she felt God was Americans escape slavery, risking her life a countless amount of times, to do what she felt was right as an abolitionist and a former slave. Santiago from, The Old Man and
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) was born a free black woman in Baltimore Maryland. She was orphaned at a very young age, and was raised and educated by her uncle William Watkins and his wife. She studied literature, rhetoric, and the Bible. Harper published her first book in 1845. Among her many accomplishments, she was the first female faculty member at Union Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, was a resident in the Underground Railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was a lecturer on women and slavery reform.
While serving the Crimean War, she had beds made for sick soldiers who had to rest on the floor (Aller). Florence also stayed at their bedside when they were close to death, so they had a sense of security and support (Manning). Nightingale fell ill and nearly died, but as soon as she recovered, she started working to care for the war soldiers (Manning). Even though Florence was recovering from an almost fatal illness, she returned to her work to care for the injured soldiers. The light that Nightingale toted through the hospital hallways came to mean care for the sick, concern for the welfare of the ordinary soldier (Manning).