Henry Bibb   James Pennington   Harriet Tubman  


Henry Bibb
     Henry Bibb was born May 10, 1815. His father,
was a white but, Henery's mother was a slave. She worked on plantations owned by a man named Willard Gatewood. Once Henery married, his determination to escape grew, after many failed attempts, he succeded in 1837. After Six months, he returned to help his family, finding that they were sold to a plantation owner in Vicksburg, Ohio; once again, he failed to save his family. Henery was then sold seperatly to a group of Native Americans, and escaped in 1837.
    In 1842 Bibb begain lecturing with Frederick Dougless and William Wells Brown, becomeing one of the best known African American activists. Bibb was also involvbed in the Liberty Part, in Michigan, the Rufuges Home Colony, in Canada, The Voice of the Fugitive,  and ran campaigns to persuade frugative slaves and freed  african americans to settle in Canada. Henery Bibb died in the summer of 1854.

James Pennington
    James Pennington was born a slave and worked as a stonesman and a blacksmith. Around the age of 20, James escaped from his plantation, and lived with a Quaker who taught him read and write. In 1828 James moved to New York where he worked as a blacksmith, he joined campaigns against slavery leading him to a friendship with William Loyd Garrison and Lewis Tappen. Eventually, James joined  Lewis Tappen in organization of the Joseph Clique. Because of the organizations James participated in, the Supreme Court ruled that if Africans were being kidnapped they could result to violence in slef defense.

Harriet Tubman
   In 1820, Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland. In 1848, Harriet decided to escape, her husband, John Tubman decided not to go. Harriet escaped through the Underground Railroad with her two brothers, but on the way North, they were afraid and turned back. Harriet returned 19 times, rescuing more than 300 slaves, including her family. Slave owners were so angered that they offered $40,000 for her capture.