Noah C.

Calgary, Alberta

British Columbia Provincial Heritage Fair

Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

The project is about an abolitionist named Harriet Tubman, who led all the slaves from Southern U.S. to Canada and Northern U.S. using a secret network called the Underground Railroad. The movement lasted from 1840 to 1860.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I think that the definite most interesting part of this is the entire topic about slaves themselves. Slaves were really tough at the time, because of Harriet Tubman, or maybe other conductors of the Underground Railroad. Slaves got through oppression and finally made it out to freedom.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that anyone can be a leader. Harriet Tubman was a strict leader, and overtime, she became really good at it, and she was even a slave. If anyone will work hard enough, they can be just like Harriet, perhaps even better!

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I could probably fit in with the conductors of the Underground Railroad, as they would lead dozens and dozens of slaves, while I lead most of all my friends.