viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

Harriet Tubman; an African-American heroine.

Hello Guys!

Today I want to share with you something that I found really interesting and caught my attention in a very beautiful way, I’m talking about Aramita Ross, better known as Harriet Tubman, an amazing women that fought for the freedom of the African-American people during the American civil war.

She was born in Maryland, into slavery. After long and long years being ill, knocked, whipped, she escapes on September 17, 1849 at the age of 27. By the time she came home, she said: When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.

But this was not the end of the story, not at all. She came back to Maryland again and she started to rescue her family one by one, the same way that she did; through tunnels and secrets routes that were connected to another states or connected to Canada.

During eleven years, she rescues over seventy slaves including brothers and friends with their own family. No one ever knew that Harriet Tubman was the woman behind the release of all these people.

In time she became a woman of respect and an icon in her country with a really big legacy; now:

Do you think that what Tubman did was a very important thing at that time?

A lot of people say that she is the Moses of the slaves; do you think the same?

Harriet Tubman by Squyer, NPG, c1885.jpg 

2 comentarios:

  1. Another outstanding act made by a not well-known woman. I know maybe we can’t mention or even remember all the persons that helped and made an effort for the liberation of the oppressed but people/WE have to expose these histories without letting them stay in the past. I think the nickname people gave her is suitable; she had the strength to make the injustice stop.

  2. I think many people at that time was not recognized for all the help that they gave but it's important not to forget that we can do little things and make a big difference.