HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.
HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.
WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.
NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.
SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY.
I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
I just feel like it should be noted that she navigated her way across the Underground Railroad (through thicket and swamp and forest and every risk of wildlife you could imagine) with her own knowledge of the natural world. Some call her “the first Eco-womanist” because it was that understanding of the plant and animal life around her as well as knowledge of the stars that allowed her to bring people with her. Her prowess for dealing with immense problems and obstacles on the spot was nothing short of genius.
She didn’t stop there, either. Harriet Tubman also worked with the Union army during the Civil War as a cook, nurse, scout, and spy. She organized black men in the area as scouts, and often led missions herself with the task of gathering information and to persuade slaves to leave; most of whom joined the regiments of black soldiers for the Union.
She also got ripped off by the government, who wasn’t paying her what she deserved (and wouldn’t even give her her pension after the war for her service- but instead eventually granted her pension as the widow of a veteran), so she supported herself by making and selling root beer.
She used her earnings to support free black women, she worked to support two schools for freed men in the south, she provided food and care to the black people that came to her home, and she fought for women’s suffrage. When she died, she was buried with military honors.
Oh, and when she had brain surgery, she denied anesthesia and instead bit down on a bullet.
THESE ARE EVEN MORE AWESOME THINGS ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN, GOOD ADDITIONS, YOU GUYS!!
Also worth noting that she did all this while living with the results of a traumatic head injury sustained in her childhood, which included pain, bouts of dizziness, and episodes of hypersomnia (sudden passing out)
she was not just a badass, she was a disabled badass
That head injury was from when she was trying to save someone else, too. A boy was in trouble with their slave master and the master threw a weight at him, but she jumped in front of him and took the blow. She then suffered from narcolepsy the rest of her life.
Also, a cool story about her: One time she was riding on a train, lightly disguised so as to hopefully not be recognized, and there was a ‘WANTED’ poster of her on the train wall. Some guys were looking at it and she overheard them saying they thought she looked like the woman on the poster. Because the poster described that she was illiterate, she grabbed a book and pretended to read it. The men then said it couldn’t be her, and she got off the train safely. She was literally such a smart, quick thinker. I can’t wait to have her on American money!
You b*tches discuss me.
I miss Nicki 😭
In light of Nicki’s disappearance.
SIGN the petition to free Cyntoia here: http://bit.ly/2jK9ByF
This needs attention. Free this girl. Free. This. Girl.
She’s already served 9 years in prison. Sign the petition!
i hope it’s okay to add in the text
Please take a moment to view this documentary and please share it
with everyone you know. This could be or could have been your daughter.
This Petition needs as many signatures as possible so that it can be
presented for a potential presidential pardon.
There are currently 169,252 signatures.
NEW goal –
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Show your love and compassion by action….keep your “I love you’s” silent otherwise!!!
Please view and share this with everyone you know and if you have a
heart of mercy and compassion; please sign the petition. Misguided and
lost children is an epidemic that we as adults should be responsible
for; not the child. Although murder was committed in this case; adults
have committed murder and received a lesser than a life sentence. This
woman (who is now 25) was only a child at 16 years of age at the time of
the incident when her 42 year old victim (a grown man who had lived his
life) solicited sex with this child; He had the upper-hand being the
adult and should have made the decision to help her seek a better way
instead of co-signing on her destruction by soliciting sex. She
received life in prison for her victims murder. As of today; she has
already served 9 years in prison.
You can write Cyntoia Brown at:
3881 Stewart’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37218
I hope the CD for NM4 has, like, instead of her icoNIC ass calendars—why not a lil booklet of her life in a timeline starting from birth. OR a lyric booklet explaining her bars since she gets so discredited for her lyricism.
K fck allatttt. By now, they KNOW sis gets busy in the booth. Mfs got Genius site to catch her spitting and they’ll still act like they ain’t heard nothin 🙄 lyrical booklet or not. And that’s fine. Perfectly fine. Just..youknow…..watch ya mouf.
But as for NM4 – EYE want Ms. Minaj serving on some icoNIC ass posters never-before-seen type tings in that CD lmaooo. Nics’ been eating all 2017, esp in regards to fashion. Give the kid a cute collection of posters or smthn. You know, a nice slay for the ages. 🙂
oh bitch this is some Deep shade
Lmfaooooo. Get into it!