What if you had lived during
the time of slavery in America? Can you imagine what life would have been like?
If you had been a slave, would you have wanted to be free? If you were not a
slave, would you have taken action to help free slaves and end slavery? Just
how would you have felt? In this UReadULead selection, Miss Livy does her Black
History Month project on Harriet Tubman, a black woman who escaped from slavery
and helped other slaves to also gain their freedom. As you read the story, try
to imagine what it would have been like for Harriet Tubman to navigate through
the forest, cross through swamps, and use the "Underground Railroad"
to help slaves gain their freedom. At the end of this historical based story,
you decide if Miss Livy did a great job in her presentation to the crowd of
people at C. R. Patterson Elementary School. And, in case you did not know, C.
R. Patterson is a great, black inventor. Do some research and find out what he
invented and you will be amazed.