By Anne Schraff
Sorting fantasy from fact during this awesome story of braveness and heroism, Anne Schraff breathes new existence into the tale of the main recognized "conductor" at the Underground Railroad. "I grew up like a ignored weed—ignorant of liberty, having no adventure of it. Now i have been unfastened, i do know what a dreadful slavery is." Harriet Tubman ran clear of slavery in 1849, jogging 100 miles to freedom within the North. For the subsequent 16 years, Tubman risked her newfound freedom—and her life—to aid approximately 300 different slaves break out. in the course of the Civil struggle, Tubman labored as a nurse and a scout for the Union military, and in her later years, she joined the fight for the schooling of her humans and for women's rights. This ebook is built from HARRIET TUBMAN: MOSES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD to permit republication of the unique textual content into e-book, paperback, and exchange versions.
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She believed that God was telling her to cross a chilly river where there was no bridge. It would be necessary to wade through the cold water. The men in the party were afraid to cross, and they hesitated to follow Tubman’s orders to wade into the water. Tubman led the way, entering the water until it reached her armpits and proceeding to walk through the river to the opposite shore. When they saw that this small woman had made it, the others followed, but they had no idea where they were going.
1 She kept that vision in her mind as she planned her rescues. Tubman had a fine memory, and she would later recount the details of her many trips south to rescue slaves. But the only written record of her activities is contained in William Still’s records. Still recorded six of Tubman’s groups of runaways and mentioned others in fragmentary ways. His first entry mentioning Tubman as a conductor is dated December 29, 1854. Tubman had brought six men and one woman to freedom. During the long walk, Tubman and one of the men had worn the shoes off their feet.
When Harriet Tubman was married, she looked into her own status. She had always heard rumors that her mother had been freed. If so, as a child of Harriet Greene Ross, she would be free, too. Using $5 of her precious savings, Harriet Tubman hired a lawyer to investigate her status. The lawyer went through sixty-five years of wills and other records. He discovered that Harriet Tubman’s parents had indeed been freed upon the death of their original master. This happened before Harriet and her brothers and sisters were born, so the children had actually been born free.