A Portrait of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

I have been learning about Harriet Tubman.  She was black and a slave that helped other people get to freedom. She had rough hands from working in the fields.   She had a scar on her head because in a store one day a man was chasing another slave and Harriet got in the way of the door.  He threw a heavy iron weight at the slave but she got hit instead.  I am now going to tell you about her personality traits.  She was helpful because she went back and helped other people on the Underground Railroad.  Harriet was very smart, like one time she was outside a train station and her owner was looking for her.  Quickly she picked up a book and pretended to read it.  That is one way she is smart but there is more than that.   Harriet was very caring because she helped other people. Harriet always kept her word, like when she said she would come back for her mom and dad-she did.  Harriet was a caring person like I said before.  She was so caring that when the war ended she had helped about 70 people.  Harriet was a very courageous woman because she got to freedom and helped lots of others get to freedom too.
by Kim

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I am going to tell you how Harriet looks.  Harriet has a scar on her head.  A man named Mr. Brodess took Harriet to a new master.  She was hired out to work for other families.  Sometimes they were very cruel to her.  They told her to wash the floor and told her to take care of the babies.  And it was very hard for a little girl.  Harriet was born a slave.  But she spent her whole life fighting for freedom.
by Shakia

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman. Harriet is short and slender. She is black and has black hair. She has a deep scar. Harriet got the scar when she was standing in the doorway so the overseer could not catch the slave. Then he threw a heavy iron weight at her. Now I'm going to tell you about Harriet's personality. Harriet was clever when she was helping some slaves to get to freedom. They heard the master's dogs coming. There was no place to hide so Harriet let them all go in the water so the dogs could not smell them. Harriet was smart. When the marshalls were looking for her, they thought they found her. So quickly, she took a book and she pretended to read. The marshalls said, "Harriet cannot read or write!" So they left. Harriet was helpful when she led about 70 slaves to freedom. I think Harriet was a caring person because she helped so many slaves to get to freedom!
by Sarah

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman had black hair.  She was strong.  She got a deep scar on her forehead because an overseer threw a heavy iron weight at another runaway slave, but the weight hit Harriet.   This happened when she was little.  Do you know why she had rough hands?   Because she worked in the fields and she carried heavy things.  Harriet was a female.  Harriet had dark eyes.  Now I will tell you about her personality traits.  Harriet was hard working.  She worked very hard in the fields and all around the plantation.  Harriet was brave, too.  Harriet said, "No," to the overseer.  I think that Harriet was a very nice slave.  That is what I want to tell you about Harriet Tubman.
by Anna

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I'm going to tell you about Harriet Tubman's physical characteristics. Harriet was strong and muscular. She had a deep voice. She had black hair and dark eyes. She was a very small woman. She had very rough hands from working in the fields. Now I'm going to tell you about her personality traits. She always kept her word. When she said she would go back and help the other slaves she did, many times. She was also a very caring person. She was always worried about her family. She also was a very clever person. When the slave catcher came to get her, she pretended to read a book. Harriet risked her own life for another slave because she was very brave. She always followed her dreams, no matter how challenging it was. She helped hundreds of slaves to freedom.
by Gordon

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet is short and has rough hands.  She is black and has black hair.  She has dark eyes and has a scar on her forehead.  She is slender and strong.  She has a deep voice.   She went back to help her family escape.  She was smart and loving.  She followed her dreams and did not let the slaves go back.  She carried a gun and if a slave wanted to go back she took the gun and said, "Go on-or die."  She kept her word.  She risked her own life for other slaves because she went back for them.  Harriet died at 93.
by Clare

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This is the kind of person Harriet Tubman was.  Harriet Tubman was a black slave.  Harriet Tubman had dark eyes, black hair, and rough hands.  She was a female.  She was muscular, she had a deep voice, she was short and slender.   Harriet Tubman was brave because she risked her own life.  She was determined because she said she would run away from her master and she did.  She was caring because she freed about 70 slaves!  I think Harriet Tubman was a very good person.
by Billy

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Here are some physical characteristics about Harriet Tubman.  She had black skin and hair.  She had a scar on her head plus rough hands and dark eyes.   Here are some other things that describe her.  She was brave when she said, "No," to her master.  She was a slave.  She was caring when she was a nurse for the Northern army.  She risked her own life.  When she got hit with a metal weight, she was helping a runaway slave.  Harriet Tubman was born a slave.   She escaped in 1844 and made about 13 trips back to guide slaves to the north.   Harriet led about 70 people on the Underground Railroad to Canada.  She allowed no dropping out or turning back.  She was a brave person.  She was a hero.
by Kenrick

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Hi, I am Tyler.  I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  OK?   Harriet was a very hard worker.  She had rough hands because she worked a lot.   She had a big scar on her head because she was in a store with a man who was a slave and his owner.  His owner go so mad that he threw an iron weight at him but it hit Harriet instead.  Now I am going to tell you more about Harriet.  I am going to tell you about her personality.  She was very clever because she disguised herself a lot.  She was loving because she came back for her family and other people.   She was caring because she helped a lot of people when the Civil War was going on and when she was a slave.  I think that Harriet Tubman was very brave because she risked her own life.  I hope you learned more about Harriet Tubman from my story.
by Tyler

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman was black.  She had black hair too.  She had dark eyes.  She had a scar on her head because she got hit in the head by a big iron ( by accident).  I bet you know she's a female.  She had rough hands and was muscular from working.  She was slender because she couldn't eat a lot.  She had a deep voice and was short.   Now I'm going to tell you about her personality. traits.  Harriet was brave because she said no to the overseer.  She was strong, clever, caring and determined.   She put herself in front of a slave and got hit by an iron weight.  So that means she risked her own life too. Right?  Harriet followed her dreams.  When she heard about the north star, she wanted to run away, so she did.  But if she said something to you, she meant it.  She was a great hero!
by Gabe

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I would like to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman looked slender.  She had black hair, dark eyes. and she was black.  Even though Harriet was short she was very strong.  Harriet had lots of scars because she was a slave and if she did something wrong she would get whipped.  Harriet had dreamed about being free.  She was happy if she got to work outside because she was more free outside instead of inside the house.  Harriet was brave because when she was in a store once there was a slave and a master.  The master was chasing after the slave.   Harriet had courage to stand in the door and block the master.  But the master threw a heavy iron weight at the slave but instead it hit Harriet.  Harriet sometimes worked for other people.  She dreamed so much about freedom and she did runaway in 1849.  Harriet decided to help other slaves get to freedom.  Also she helped about 70 slaves.  Harriet had tricks, too.  Once she pretended to be a man so that her people wouldn't catch her.  Harriet would carry a gun so if slaves were too scared she would point at them and say, "Go on or die!"  Harriet also kept her word.  She did that by helping her parents to freedom.  When it was 1861, the time of the Civil War, Harriet was a spy for the northern army.  Harriet died when she was over ninety years old.  That was a little biography of Harriet Tubman.
by Jia Jia 

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I am going to tell you all about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman was black and slender.  She had black hair.  She had a scar on her head because she got hit with a metal weight when she was young.  She was short and strong.  She had dark eyes and rough hands.  She was shorter than most women but she was stronger than most women.  Now I will tell you her personality traits.  She was helpful because when she ran away she went back to help other runaway slaves.  She never gave up when she ran away, even if she was hungry or very tired.   She was hard working because she was a slave and she worked very hard.  She was a caring person.
by Feras

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet Tubman was short and had black hair.  Her skin was black.  She had rough hands and strong muscles because she worked in the fields a lot.  Harriet was a helpful person.   Harriet was a loving and caring person.  Harriet was a runaway slave.   She never gave up her dream to get to Canada.  When all of the slaves were free Harriet was a nurse and a spy.  Harriet was a very brave person.  Harriet kept her word and risked her life for any other slave.  Harriet followed her dreams.
by Brett

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Harriet was a slave who escaped. She was born in 1820.  She got hurt on the forehead because she was in the way when the overseer threw an iron weight and by mistake it hit Harriet. Harriet was strong. She picked up heavy barrels. She took about 70 slaves on the Underground Railroad.  Harriet had dark eyes.   She died in 1913.Harriet risked her life for people.  I hope she is having a good time in heaven.  She must be happy that she helped slaves.
by Sammy

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I am going to tell you about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet had a big scar on her forehead.  She had rough hands because she worked very hard in the fields.   She was a female.  She had a deep voice.  Now I am going to tell you about the words that describe Harriet Tubman.  She always said to go on-or die to the slaves that wanted to go back.  She was very brave because she said no to her master.   She cared about other slaves and kept going back to help them.  She stood in the doorway of the super market and got hit with a weight.  She also helped slaves travel all the way to Canada on the Underground Railroad.  I think she was the best conductor in the world.
by Dana

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This is a story about Harriet Tubman.  Harriet was born a slave.  She was a black slave.  She had black hair and dark eyes.   She had a scar on her head.  She was strong.  She was short.  She had muscles.  She had rough hands. She was a helpful person.  She was a person who was very brave.  She wanted to live near freedom.  She went to a friend she knew about but he wasn't there.  A slave owner was there.  She risked her life Harriet pointed a gun at people's faces.  She said, "Let's go on we might find him."  They hid in a swamp so the dogs couldn't find them or smell them.   They had to wait until the dogs and slave owners went away. She saw a man.   Then she said, "There he is," and they saw a wagon he had full of all kinds of food.  They said, "Could we share some food with you?"  The guy said, "Sure."  Then they had some food.  Then they went on.   She went to Canada in her dreams.  She was a good person.  She went to Canada a lot of times.  She hid in carriages.  She hid in houses.  She hid in water.  She hid in swamps that were dirty.  She didn't mind.  She just didn't want to get caught.  Sometimes she went to Philadelphia and worked with some black and white people.  She worked a lot with people.  She was clever a lot of times.  She worked for a long, long time.  She went to a lot of states.   She was a person who knew the way to Canada.  She knew the way where the Underground Railroad started.  She knew where she was.  She had helped about 70 people get to Canada. She had been a special person who had never gotten caught.  She went to a station that had a good thing in it. It had a bathtub that had hot water and cold water and a soft bed.  The farmer and his wife had it.  They had helped her make a soft pillow.  So she fell asleep in the station.  Then she left and made it to Canada.
by Jesse

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I am going to tell you about how Harriet Looked.   She had black hair and she was short and had dark eyes.  She was strong.   When she was picking up heavy wooden barrels she was stronger than most women and stronger than some men.  She was clever when she let two chickens go and a white man laughed.  She was clever again when she saw a white man and he said, "Is that Moses?" and Harriet picked up a book but she had the book upside down.  The white man didn't notice.  Harriet risked her own life when she got in the way and the metal weight hit her and she had strange dreams.  She tried to help free slaves all her life.  Then she died when she was 93 years old.
by Luis

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I am going to tell you about Harriet.  Harriet was black and kind.  Harriet had a deep voice.  When Harriet was 14 she got hit with a metal iron.  Harriet was hard working.  One day Harriet escaped.   She did not get caught.  Harriet lived for 93 years. I think Harriet was brave because she helped about 70 slaves escape from slavery.
by Sotiri

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