She got involved with the city’s large and active anti-slavery organizations and also with the organizers of the Underground Railroad. Using the checkpoint of Abolitionist Tomas Garrett’s home in Wilmington, Delaware Harriet managed to undertake some twenty dangerous missions where she journeyed to the south, found slaves, and led them to freedom in the north, sometimes even as far as Canada. She carried a long rifle in hand on her journeys, always warning the slaves that if they were to return or surrender their penalty would be death. Her persuasiveness made her never lose a “passenger” on the Underground Railroad. Harriet received nicknames like “Moses” and “General Tubman” because of her bravery and hard work during these journeys.
Walker became the first female, self-made millionaire. She changed the way people marketed their businesses. She revolutionized the African-American hair care product industry, and helped make changes toward black peoples’ civil rights. Madam Walker was born Sarah Breedlove two days before Christmas on December 23, 1867 to former slaves and sharecroppers, Owen and Minerva Breedlove. The Breedlove’s and their six children lived in a dilapidated shack in Delta, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River.
I feel that people in our history have courage, like Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and or Abraham Lincoln. Harriet Tubman was an amazingly courageous woman. She spent many years leading up to the Civil War as a conductor in the Underground Railroad, she save hundreds of slaves. Her herself was an escapee slave. Not only did she help them escape
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passions to reach for the stars to change the world (Harriet Tubman). Harriet Tubman is a great inspiration and touched the lives of many slaves. According to PBS, “Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad’s “conductors.” During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South aand escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Fredrick Douglass, in all of her journeys she “never lost a single passenger.”.” Harriet Tubman was a slave herself and worked towards freeing other slaves. Not only did she put others before herself, she had the courage to help “smuggle slaves to freedom in the North and Canada” (examples.yourdictionary.com).
Her and Franklin Roosevelt had 5 children whom they raised and she became very active in politics along with her husband who had become the president of the United States of America, but she had not become active in politics until after her husbands Polio attack in 1921. Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States of America from 1933 to 1945. She would also journey
Anthony is a renowned women’s rights activist, author, suffragist, abolitionist, and most importantly the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony taught for 15 years before she became a social activist for women’s rights. Her path began when she met Elizabeth Stanton during a anti-slavery conference in 1851. After establishing the Women’s New York State Temperance Society in 1852, Anthony and Stanton began a movement for women to be able to own property and have the right to vote. They started numerous organizations such as the American Equal Rights Association in 1866, and the National Women Suffrage Association in 1869.
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a head woundwhen hit by a heavy metal weight.
Video and Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech Aug. 28, 1963 (transcribed directly from the video above) I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.
She then worked in Washington DC as a government nurse. Harriet was loved for her work. At the end of the war, Harriet returned to her parents in Auburn. She was extremely poor and the profits of a book by Sarah Bradford entitled “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman,” published in 1869 were a great help. In 1870, Harriet married Nelson Davis, who she had met at a South Carolina army base.
A brief biographical statement about Oprah; At 18, she won the Miss Black Tennessee pageant and a year later became the first black woman to anchor the evening news in Nashville. Winfrey further honed her broadcast skills in Baltimore before moving to Chicago to host a daily talk show in 1984. She was so popular that the series (A.M. Chicago) was renamed in her honor and became a national hit in syndication in 1986. Oprah quickly became a household name, a wildly successful yet still accessible woman who struggled with her weight and talked about surviving sexual molestation. But hosting a talk show wasn't all Winfrey had in mind.