Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in the 1820s, yet her steadfast Christian faith propelled her to amazing deeds of bravery and sacrifice. Hundreds of African American slaves fled to freedom as a result of her noble efforts. When Tubman was only about 15 years old, she had a vision on the banks of the Charles River where it flows through Boston, which instructed her to "go back to Africa" and help bring about emancipation. Over the next 40 years, she led hundreds of people to safety from slavery via the Underground Railroad. She died in 1913 at the age of 92. Although she never learned to read or write, Tubman authored two books about her adventures: Memoirs (1869) and Further Memories (1880).
What is so remarkable about this woman? First of all, we know very little about her childhood because it is missing from history. But what does exist suggests that she must have been a very special child. At an early age, she showed an interest in religion and became devoted to Jesus. This prompted her master to move her to Pennsylvania where he could control her activities more easily. However, even there she continued to lead prayers for her fellow slaves and make sacrifices for others. Her behavior caused some concern among her owners who feared that she would be killed by either a wild animal or while crossing the Ohio River on her way to freedom. They eventually gave up and allowed her to go free.
Harriet Tubman (Harriet Tubman): American abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad.
She is often referred to as the "Moses of her people" because of her leadership role in the African-American community. The title "Moses" was also given to other leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi.
Tubman was born on March 10, 1820, in York County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Thomas and Harriet (Slater) Tubman. She had five siblings: three brothers and two sisters. When she was 11 years old, her father died and her family was forced to move to North Carolina to avoid debt. There she met John Tubman who was about to be sold down south to work on a plantation. He bought her for $700 so that they could be married in the African Methodist Church.
After getting married, John Tubman joined the African American community and fought with them against slavery. He was killed in 1857 during an attack on the South Carolina plantations. After her husband's death, Harriet Tubman became an outspoken advocate for black rights and helped over 20 individuals escape from slavery.
Harriet Tubman is most recognized for her contributions to the underground railroad. She was dubbed "Black Moses" before to and during the Civil War because, like Moses, she guided people out of slavery. Before the war, she had been a slave on Maryland's Eastern Shore. When the Civil War began, she decided to fight for the Union by helping soldiers escape from southern prisons where they were held as slaves. She led several large groups to freedom, and at age 49 she died in action when she was shot while trying to rescue other slaves.
In addition to being called "Moses," Harriet also was known as "Mother" or "Auntie" Harriet. These titles are used to address her today in formal documents and letters.
Harriet Tubman has been celebrated on stamps, coins, and posters. A university in Maryland awards a prize called the Harriet Tubman Award each year to individuals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in service to humanity.
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Harriet Tubman is known as "The Moses of Her Others" because, like Moses, she assisted people in escaping slavery. Harriet Tubman is well-known for her role as an Underground Railroad "conductor." She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North and Canada through a network of abolitionists and free people of color. 6 million people have seen her face on $20 bills.
There are many other ways that Harriett Tubman compares with Moses. Both were strong women who fought against injustice; both helped many people escape from slavery. But the most important thing about them is that they both had a role to play in the coming of Christ. Jesus said that he came to save sinners, not the righteous, and this means that everyone needs salvation. But since all human beings are born guilty because of their sinning father, God sent his only Son into the world to pay the penalty for our sins, so that we can be saved from eternal fire by believing in him. Therefore, Harriet Tubman and Moses have much in common. They were both powerful women who fought against injustice, and they both helped many people escape from slavery.
Harriet Tubman was born on March 11, 1822, in Nowthen, Maryland. Her parents were poor farmers who could not afford to keep her in school, so she learned how to read and write by helping her mother on the farm.