Unformatted text preview: Pictures are drawn of Harriet Tubman to symbolize slave’s runaway to freedom. As the leader of many of these fugitives’ getaways, Harriet is often shown larger than the other slaves, in front of a large group, or alone on a journey. Nicknamed “Moses” for what she did for many African American’s, Harriet Tubman serves a symbol of freedom for all black people. Even when she is shown in a picture by herself, such as the picture by Charles White, you can almost sense her urgency as though there is always something to be done and lives to be saved. Harriet Tubman, recognized as one of many people who fought for the freedom of all blacks, is shown in the book several times for a reason. Not to lift her name up solely, but more so to symbolize a struggle that was endured by several hundred fugitive slaves. And although the images depict her as larger than life, she symbolizes blacks as a whole....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course AFAM 102 taught by Professor Kennethjanken during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07