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Dear Journal,

4-17-1860

"I have never felt this much guilt in my entire life. Today I have to watch my brother be sold to some greedy white people. I didn't care that I would be sold too. I didn't leave my brothers side even when we went to the stage. They even had to use a whip to get us stop hugging. That was nothing compared to the pain I felt letting go of my brother. He was forced to hop and run in place just as everyone else had to. As people called out numbers higher than I could ever afford. When someone called the number 853 dollars the fat old white man said "Sold" I ran up to John and hugged him not letting go even when they started to use the whip again. He looked at me saying "Don't let them do this Chole." His words are still ringing in my ears. I looked at him and nodded at the fact I couldn't speak. I let him go and with one last burst of energy I got up and started to do exactly what John had. But someone had bid on me with 725 dollars and the white man said sold once again but this time I went over to that man who had called 725 and asked him to give me a mo. I ran back over to John and told him to follow me and not make a single sound which he obeyed. We secretly snuck out and started to run faster that the fat man or our masters could catch us. we ran into the forest with people screaming about what had just happen but nobody had spotted us and we found a thicket an slept like we never had in years."

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Interview Of Frederick Douglass

Is sat down with Frederick Douglass and asked him a few historical questions about him and his life as a slave in the 1818 hundreds.


JoAnna: Why did you chose to be a sailor when you escaped?


Frederick: I chose to be the sailor because I dream't of escaping my planation on a boat.


JoAnna: Why did you leave the planation?


Frederick: Because when the breaker came to work me I was worked harder than I ever had before, so I escaped.


JoAnna: How was your childhood working as a slave?


Frederick: Well I would get whipped for doing my job and if I broke something with no value I would get whipped more than the time before that.


JoAnna: What was your plan about leaving the planation?


Frederick: Just to leave at night.


JoAnna: What kind of jobs did you have on the planation?


Frederick: I would have to work out in the felids to pick cotton and just worked at the garden.


JoAnna: why didn't you take anyone with you?


Frederick: I had nobody with me so i just left.


JoAnna: Are you proud of what you accomplished?


Frederick: I am very proud of what I did, I would have died being whipped my entire life but since I have fought for my freedom I feel accomplished.


JoAnna: Have you ever thought about finding your mother?


Frederick: Yes! she would walk to my house every night risking her life and ever since she was sold I Have missed her dearly.


JoAnna: Do you remember anything of your mother?


Frederick: Yes, I remember her face every night I go to sleep.


That concludes the interview of Frederick Douglass.

Harriet Tubman Biography

Harriet Tubman was famous for helping more than 300 slaves escape their plantation to freedom. Harriet has done so much for all of those slaves she helped to escape, and she has done a lot for our country today too.


Harriet Tubman when she was 13 years old she tried to help a slave from being punished and she was punished with being beat with a metal pipe, that caused her to suffer everyday.


She was a slave because of her parents, she would speak against slavery at a young age. In 1844 she helped a slave escape named John Tubman and a few years later she escaped herself from slavery with help from the underground railroad.


Harriet Tubman had to make 19 trips back to her plantation to free other slaves which she helped more than 300 slaves and all of them made it to freedom, Harriet also never lost a slave and if they ever turned back or wanted to she carried a pistol and promised to kill anyone that did.


Fun Facts

Slave owners offered $40,000 for anyone to catch her dead or alive which nobody ever accomplished. Harriet and John got married and a few years later freed herself and they settled in Philadelphia and made her 19 trips back.


In conclusion, Harriet Tubman is one of many famous conductors on the underground railroad and like she used to say "There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death, if i could not have one, I would have the other."

Spoken from the Unspoken

"I was out milking my cow when the solders where riding horses which I figured that they where practicing for when war takes place. The next day I was bringing my cow and my cat out and we watched as the solders ride away on there horses. At the end of the day my mom watched as I fed the birds outside of our shed. Whenever I was done my mom came over to me and took the basket from me and I hopped inside of the shed waiting quietly for the solders to leave so I could help out the slave waiting in the corn felid. I later got out and helped the slave, we walked through the corn felid and I lead her to the shed and snuck back in the house for supper. I quickly took some food without anyone noticing and I finished my dinner and waited till my parents were asleep and snuck over to the shed and gave the slave the food I had saved for her we stood there talked for a while and I started back to the house and fell asleep. The next day the solders came and I secretly hide from them under the stairs and waited for them to leave. I peek out and found a wanted sign for the slave I was carrying out in the shed. Later that night I went back out to the shed.... But the slave was gone the only thing a doll I suspected that she had gave me a gift for taking her in so I fell asleep that night with the doll she had left me."

A Letter To My Ma And Pa,

August 31,1862

Dear Mama and Papa,

Now that war is finally over and I have got the chance to write to you guys about what happened on our trip. The war just ended yesterday and a lot of people decided to go back to there home's, yet I have decided to stay here Just in case of an emergency in which they need me. The confederacy side won, we had about 1,716 people killed and 8,215 people wounded with about 13,824 people total. I am not one of the many that got hurt during the war. The confederate side attacked first on August 28th and the next day we planned attack. The war ended yesterday and keep praying for everyone.

love, John