Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in 1820.Born into slavery, Harriet had a very painful childhood. At age 12, she received a severe injury to her head by a white man. "The year 1849 became a turning point. To best fulfill her destiny, Tubman realized, she must actively seek a role in God's plan, rather than letting others dictate her path. For Araminta, this was an important step forward, a significant leap of faith, especially faith in herself” (Clinton 31). With the help of a white woman, Harriet escaped to freedom. She risked her own life, to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom, along the “Underground Railroad”. Harriet became a conductor in the “Underground Railroad”. She served as a cook, nurse and union spy in the civil war. Harriet became heavily involved in the women’s rights movement. She devoted the rest of her life to helping her people strive for equality and civil rights.
Harriet Tubman’s philosophy in life, was to help free her people, no matter the cost. She believed that God would lead the way and protect her from all harm. God gives everyone a special calling to do something, in their life. Harriet knew exactly what her calling was and did something amazing with it. Her willingness to risk her own freedom and life, to help her family and fellow slaves escape to freedom, was beyond belief. Harriet devoted her entire life to fighting slavery and helping ex slaves. What made Harriet extraordinary, was her strength and amazing courage.
I could never imagine having to live life, with the fear that the slaves did. As a parent, it had to be the worst feeling, not being able to protect your children. It was so wrong, for white people to treat black people the way they did, because of the color of their skin. I truly believe, that if I was alive in those days, I would have helped slaves escape to freedom. To me, racism needs to end. We were all created equal.
My father was raised to be very racist and it made it hard on our...