LIFE AS A SLAVE

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life as a slave

June 5, 1866



I am a child that is goin on a stage I was tarifide because I was goin to be sold but at lest Ims goin with my best friend. The wind was blowin threw my hair my hart was beating so fast I thout it was goin to berst wes was on the stage the biting started the man on the corner was yelen numbers a big fat man won or at least I thout he won because he only took me home but not my best friend I cryed and cryed I never stoped cryin.

interview with Frederick Douglass



1. Frederick hows your day been?

Well it's been a normal day I

went to work and came home

to my wife and kids and ate dinner.


2.When did you two get married?

We got married at September

15,1834 in New York


3.Did you want kids why or why not?

Yes, I have 5 kids and they made

my life so much better.


4.What was your childhood like?

Well my mother died when I

was almost 10 years old.


5.Were was your favorite place

on the plantation to cool off?

In the field so I can read, it

was so peaceful in the

field of grass I loved

it.


6.Did you like your masters why

or why not?

They were OK sophia was very

nice she taught me how to read

but Auld was mean he forbade

sophia to teach me how to

read.


7.How did it feel when you

couldn't learn how to read

anymore?

I didn't stop learning other

White children and others

in the neighborhood

teaching me and I got to

teach other slaves how

to read.


8.Did you ever get lashed and

if yes why did you?

Yes I did but I didn't feel it, so I don't

know how many times, but I finally

fought back

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SLAVE JOUNAL

I’m a slave I’s don’t know how old I is but I’s know I’m bout 20 years old. Today I’s decided to run away from my master, so my plan is to work at the plantation and when it’s nite I’ma gonna run to the woods and never look back. It’s dark out now every slave is at the slave quarters and my master are asleep so I made a break for it. I ran to the woods as fast as I can huffing and puffing but I never stopped.

I finally made it to the woods I followed the stars to help me make it to the north. I’s found a tree where I’s can sleep on it was hard to get up on dat tree but I’s got up on it. In the bag I took out a big rope, I’s tied it around my waist so I’s don’t fall. I woke up to a sound of dogs, I is gonna untie the rope and climb higher up the tree they can not see me. OH LORDY LOU THEY SAW MEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH OH NO OH NO OH NO THEY IS CHASING AFTER ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’s got to get out of this I’m a slave I’s don’t know how old I is but I’s know I’m bout 20 years old. Today I’s decided to run away from my master, so my plan is to work at the plantation and when it’s nite I’ma gonna run to the woods and never look back. It’s dark out now every slave is at the slave quarters and my master are asleep so I made a break for it. I ran to the woods as fast as I can huffing and puffing but I never stopped. I finally made it to the woods I followed the stars to help me make it to the north. I’s found a tree where I’s can sleep on it was hard to get up on dat tree but I’s got up on it. In the bag I took out a big rope, I’s tied it around my waist so I’s don’t fall. I woke up to a sound of dogs, I is gonna untie the rope and climb higher up the tree they can not see me. OH LORDY LOU THEY SAW MEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH OH NO OH NO OH NO THEY IS CHASING AFTER ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’s got to get out of this dum tree. They caught me they is bring me to the plantation now I know what’s going to happen to me, they are goin to whip me with nails just like they did to my husband, he died the next day from bleeding too much. I’s don’t want to die I’s want to be free! They said they are too tired now so they is goin to whip me tomorrow, so I’ma gonna run tonight. It’s night now it’s time to escape. I ran and I ran so fast that I ran faster than a cheda, I made it into the woods I hid into a tree because I heard dogs barks I hid into a different tree this time and I put onions in my shoes so I have a different smell. It’s morning and I’m gonna go back to sleep nite time came again so I’s gonna run as I did last nite. I is at the North Border so if I swim to the end of this river then I’m free. It was hard at first but I got the hang of it so then I swam like I never swam before, and now I’m free. tree. They caught me they is bring me to the plantation now I know what’s going to happen to me, they are goin to whip me with nails just like they did to my husband, he died the next day from bleeding too much. I’s don’t want to die I’s want to be free!

They said they are too tired now so they is goin to whip me tomorrow, so I’ma gonna run tonight.

It’s night now it’s time to escape. I ran and I ran so fast that I ran faster than a cheda, I made it into the woods I hid into a tree because I heard dogs barks I hid into a different tree this time and I put onions in my shoes so I have a different smell. It’s morning and I’m gonna go back to sleep nite time came again so I’s gonna run as I did last nite.

I is at the North Border so if I swim to the end of this river then I’m free. It was hard at first but I got the hang of it so then I swam like I never swam before, and now I’m free.

BIOGRAPHY

Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland 1820 or 1821, her birthday is unknown. Harriet Tubman’s job was to bring breakfast to the workers in the farm. Tubman’s birth name is Araminta Ross. Harriet was what you say lucky and unlucky, she was lucky because her parents but sadly she had to see her brothers and sisters get sold away.

Harriet Tubman was married John Tubman. Tubman had 2 kids her daughter Gertie Davis and her son Edward. Harriet Tubman got married again to Anthony Thompson which was her 2nd husband.

How Harriet escaped was GOD helped her run thru all the obstacles in her way. The Harriet helped other black people escape and she used a gun to scare them to keep on going and not be left behind.

INTERESTING FACTS

All Harriet Tubman ate was corn meal mash and some time sweet potatoes from her mother's garden and meat.

A LETTER FROM GEORG.MEADE TO HIS MOM

Dear mom, July 3, 1863


The war in Pennsylvania is over it only lasted 3 days the cause was that Robert.E.Lee invaded the North, and the casualties in the Union were 3,155 soldiers and in the confederacy were 3,903 soldiers and I’m happy to alive but, throughout all of the casualties the Union still won and we worked as a team to win, the effect of all of that was no more slaves and the state will be 1. During the war was Robert.E.Lee wanted to take 13 northern citizen which we didn’t let that happen. After the war there were dramatic infantry assault by 12,000 confederates, and in the south now nobody has jobs because most of the people had slaves. Love your son, Georg.Meade