Nettie's Trip South

My name is Tabitha and I a slave. One day I was workin and sum lil girl came up to me and asked if I was a slave. I told her yeah. Then she started to look meh up and down like she was confused. She asked what was I missin. I did'n say nun. I just laughed and walked away. The next day I was workin wit one of me frends and a girl came up to him and asked for sum wada. Me frend got up and run to get da girl sum wada. Wen me frend got bac he gave da girl da wada in we feneshed workin unteel da ocshon startid. Wen da ocshon startid I saw the boy and gurl get separatid frum eech odder. Den I saw a man and wuman git sold. Afther tha oction da gurl and er familee left da gurl throo up on da grond. Da next day da gurl an er familee went bac to da North. Da gurl wavd at me an I wavd bac wit a smil.

Interview With Frederick Douglass

My name is Love Simmons and I am interviewing Frederick Douglass. I am interviewing him because I want to learn about his life as a slave and what kind of obstacles he faced running away. I am in Moyock, New York.

1. Is there anyone you miss back home?

My grandmother because after my mom left she was the one who took care of me and raised me.

2. Do you remember your mom?

Yes. She had beautiful dark skin and warm eyes and she would always break out into a smile.

3. So how was life as a slave?

Horrible. I've been beaten and told what to do. I barely had fun.

4. How many times have you been beaten? Why?

3 times actually. My first was when I tried to escape and I failed horribly. The second was when I was tired and I wouldn't get up and the slave breaker Covey, whooped me with a stick. And my last was when I was finally free and an angry mob attacked me but a quaker family came and saved me.

5. Were you more happy or sad everyday and why?

Mostly sad because I got told what to do and beaten or I would see other people getting beaten or hung and that made me sad.

6. Was it hard learning how to read or write? Why?

No, because I was used to it. I made a book, read newspapers, and knew the alphabet.

7. If you were a master, would you be nicer to your slaves?

Yes, because the slaves would need it after all they've been through. And all the work they do.

8. How long did it take to get to the North?

Weeks. I had faced the toughest obstacles.

9. If you could, would you go back and get someone or something?

Yes. My family and my friends.

10. Are you happy or sad that you left? Why?

Happy because I'm free.

Biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe A Biography

A Abolitionist Was Born

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a abolitionist that was born June 14, 1811. She was born in Litchfield, Connecticut. As a child she would read and write. She took her education very seriously.

Life Events

When she was 13 she started to write. She knew that she would become an author. Harriet got married in 1836. She was married to a guy named Calvin Stowe. She had 7 children but 4/7 of the children died of diseases or illness.

Know For and Accomplishments

Harriet accomplished slavery. She was know for writing her bestselling book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin about Slavery.

Interesting Facts

~Harriet started writing at the age 13.

~Her book was written when she was 41 in the 1850’s which is 1852. It was 3,000 copies. She gave out 30 books for free and it was popular for 50 years.

~She died in Hartford, Connecticut in 1896.

~She gave shelter to other runaway slaves.

Unspoken: A Story About A Caring Girl

One day I was working and I saw confederate soldiers on my property. They looked around and left. I did some more work. I went to the barn and I was getting some eggs from the chickens until suddenly I felt someone was watching me from behind the cow’s hay. I looked back terrified until I heard a rattling in the hay and ran out the barn and home with my cat. When I got to the porch I was thinking. What was that? There’s something in that barn. At dinner my family prayed but I was looking back at the window staring at the barn. Later that night I grabbed my lantern and went to the barn. My heart was pounding so loud I could hear it. I brought a biscuit and laid it on a towel and smiled. The slave didn’t come out so I left. I snuck back into the house without my parents seeing me. The next day after dinner I snuck a piece of pie, a biscuit, some cornbread, and a chicken leg to the barn and gave it to the slave to eat. When I came out of the barn I saw the confederate soldiers again. I went after them as they walked into my house. I looked out the peephole in the door in the house as I saw the soldiers hold up a flyer for wanted slaves and get a reward. There was no way I was going to tell on the slave. The soldiers had left and I came out of the door. That night after dinner I did not bring food but I just went to check on the slave. When I walked in I saw a beautiful doll that was wrapped up in clothes made out of the towels I gave the slave. I grabbed the doll and went home and got into my bed. I couldn’t sleep knowing that I did something good. I looked out my window at the North star and smiled.

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Dear Mom and Dad,

I am writing to you from Vicksburg, Mississippi. I just completed the battle of Vicksburg. It was a horrible war. There were 1,611 casualties in all. There was 806 deaths for the Union and 805 deaths for the Confederacy. The battle started when Major General Ulysses S. Grant wanted to starve us. But we wouldn't accept that so we fought. We surrendered after we were short on ammo. Grant decided not to starve us. The war lasted for about 2 months.