Paige C.A.R.E.S. 2011

Our music teacher, Mr. Heim, gave a writing assignment to all of our 5th grade students as part of their Black History Month presentation. The assignment was to write an essay about a famous black American that could easily be understood by an audience as young as kindergarten and could only be one minute long. Paige not only met these requirements, but she also did a fabulous job presenting the following essay to our school:

Harriet Tubman
by Paige

Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She lived from 1820-1913. Harriet Tubman was born a slave. A slave is a person who is forced to work for someone without pay. At age 29 she escaped, and decided to help other slaves escape. Harriet was in charge of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a secret escape only slaves knew about. She was called the Black Moses because she led slaves to freedom. Harriet made 19 dangerous trips to free slaves. She led more than 300 slaves to freedom and never lost one.