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Young Writers: Harriet Tubman’s Story

Lilli Alcon
Fourth Grade

Editors note: The Citizen Telegram is teaming with Highland Elementary School to publish and recognize a selected writing sample from one student each month of the 2015-16 school year. This month features an assignment in which third-grade students were asked to research and write an essay about a historical figure’s life.

Harriet Tubman was great in many ways.

First of all, she had an interesting life. She helped women and blacks get their equal rights.

At the age of 13, she received a horrible head injury. It happened when she was visiting the town. A slave owner tried to throw iron ingot at one of his slaves, but hit Harriet instead. The injury nearly killed her and caused her to have dizzy spells and blackouts for the rest of her life.

Second of all, she was very important. She never lost a “passenger” in the Underground Railroad. She helped sick and injured people.

Finally, she was very helpful. She saved over 300 slaves. She made a vow to help her family win their freedom as well.

As you can see, Harriet was great.

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