Harriet Tubman: The Freedom Queen

By: Devon Gogerty :)

Harriet's Fame

Harriet Tubman was always determined to be free. After she escaped, she never forgot about the other slaves down in the south. Harriet was famous for her many travels north to south and south to north. Harriet helped slaves escape from their owner's plantation down south. Harriet risked her life to help other slaves. Harriet helped over 300 slaves escape. Harriet is also known for her determination and positive thoughts.

The 1800s: A Slavery and Civil War Time

The 1800s are known for slavery having been at that time. Harriet Tubman was black, in the south, in the 1800s. She was a slave. Harriet grew to be strong and brave. Being a slave was hard work and challenging. Harriet was not paid, was treated badly, and could even be sold.

The 1800s was also when the civil war was. The civil war was over having slaves, (that was what the south wanted) and over having a united country (that is what the north wanted). There were innocent people being hung or shot by the south because they were black. Some people say the civil war was the time of violence, death and tragedy. Others just forget about the war because it was so terrible. Believe it or not, when this was happening, some people enjoyed it. They enjoyed arguing over having slaves or not having slaves.

"When I Crossed That Line To Freedom"

A very important moment in Harriet's life was when she crossed the line to freedom. Harriet had a dream of of being free all her life. She never gave up on that dream. She knew that this treatment was cruel and made it especially cruel because it was to people with different color skin. Harriet escaped. She escaped because of how cruel slavery was. Harriet wasn't running away to nowhere, she was running north. Harriet had followed her dream, never gave up and always thought positively. Harriet was successful. At that moment, she felt like god was welcoming her and congratulating her.

Harriet's Relationship With Her Dad

Harriet did not have many relationships in her life. This is because slaves were not allowed to move off of the plantation, and slaves were not allowed to stop working to introduce themselves to anybody. But someone she always had was her pap. She is very fortunate to have pap in her life. Her pap was always understanding and supportive. He risked his own life to save Harriet's! I’m sure anyone would want to be his daughter.

She had a good relationship with my pap because he risked his life to save Harriet's. This is when she had gotten a 2 pound weight thrown at her head. She had to eat good food to keep well. Her pap snuck a musk rat into the cabin. If a slave was caught skinning and eating a rat, the slave good be killed. Pap skinned it and fed it to me one night. In the next 2 days, I felt good and had recovered. Her pap had never done anything wrong in his life. But did it to help his daughter, not himself.

She had a good relationship with her pap because he helped her survive. He helped his family survive by making a fire every night so they wouldn’t freeze. He also cooked the raw food that the family was given each night. Pap got the materials for Harriet's ma to make the quilts she made for most slaves. Pap did it help people. Not to ever help himself.

Even though Harriet has a good relationship with her pap because he risks his life to help people, and because he helps people survive, I think the most important reason why Harriet has a good relationship with her pap is because he helped Harriet escape. He wasn’t there the whole time, he just taught her everything that Harriet needed to know to be able to escape and be successful by not being caught. What he taught Harriet was all useful and true. When she went back to help her ma and her pap escape, Harriet thanked him so much for all that he has done for her.

That was when she realized it. She realized what he did and why he did it. He thought of other people before he thought of himself. He wanted other people to feel success in their lives. Harriet remembered when she was little and was still called Minty. He always told stories about how he was never successful in life. I guess he wanted other people to feel like they have accomplished something in their lives and to have other people know that they have someone on their side. Unlike his father.

A Lesson From Harriet

I learned from Harriet Tubman that in life it is important to follow your dreams, never give up and be determined to reach your goal. This is important because if you have a goal you may never achieve that goal. If Harriet had never followed her dream, she would have never achieved her goal.


Harriet Tubman - Mini Bio



Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

I had reasoned this out in my mind, 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.

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.