Harriet Tubman Leadership Qualities

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Leader profile As a child, being different from others, Tubman understood the meaning of humanity and overcame every obstacle. She was a courageous woman who took every opportunity that she believed would help her achieve human rights. Her life as a slave, an abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad, civil war soldier, nurse, spy and a social reformer, made her become a woman with tremendous courage, strong as a man and helped her successfully in achieving her goal which was freedom for all. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1820 on a plantation in Bucktown, Maryland. Many blacks were born into slavery during the 19th century. She was one of 11th children born into slavery. Her parents were both from the Ashanti tribe…show more content…
Her vision was to give freedom to every black slave Tubman started to carry out slaves along the underground rail road. On a Saturday night, she would lead slaves away from captivity, so that they will not be noticed by the slave owners. More than once, she would tell them “Move or Die” making sure that there was no way to reach freedom unless they believe in her and follow her steps. Even though she faced a lot of problems during these trips, it increased her bravery and the promise of freedom was so powerful. Her mission is illustrated in her biography as, “there was one of two things I had right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the lord would let them take me” (Burns 34). At this point, she decided to focus on her effort on working towards her mission and what she believed was right. In 1858, Harriet Tubman met an abolitionist named by John Brown. Brown and Tubman started working together in planning to force an end to the practice of slavery every where and to destroy the institution of slavery. John worked hard to help Tubman reach her dreams of freedom and equal rights. As they worked together, Tubman kept spending time speaking to abolitionist groups in Boston. She also fought for civil rights such as freedom of religion and freedom of
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