Harriet Tubman - Kelsey Jans History 201 Prof Lamphier...

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Kelsey Jans History 201 Prof. Lamphier 2/16/07 Extra Credit #1 Harriet Tubman was a former slave who had run away from a plantation in 1849. Harriet decided to return in order to rescue other slaves. She had never lost a passenger because of the many “visions” she had. Harriet was also known to be a spy for the union army. Harriet had a connection to a famed abolitionist by the name of John Brown. She also led a raid up the South Carolina Carribahee River and had freed about 750 plantation slaves. I decided to attempt freedom . I met “General Tubman” And she told me and a group of other slaves how to cross the bridge over the Choptank River so we would not be caught. She then told us that we would meet a group of people in Delaware. Harriet Tubman had told us prior to crossing the bridge that if there is a lantern on a hitching post, a house would be safe for us to approach. I decided to approach the house and it turned out that Harriet was right. The house was safe and we were welcomed with hot food. Although, it is apparent that these owners were breaking the law in order to help
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