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Meet Amazing Americans 社會運動家與改革家 塔布曼 (Harriet Tubman)
Nursemaid with her charge, ca. 1855.

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生於馬里蘭州多爾切斯特郡 (Dorchester County) 的海麗特塔布曼出生時的姓名為亞諾米塔蘿絲 (Araminta Ross) ,她的父母海麗特及班傑明總共生了11個小孩,而他們本身也是奴隸。身為小孩時,蘿絲即「受僱」成為照顧小嬰兒的育嬰女傭,就像是相片中的育嬰女傭。蘿絲必須整夜保持清醒,以確保嬰兒不會啼哭,而吵醒媽媽。假如蘿絲不慎睡著了,嬰兒的媽媽會鞭笞她。蘿絲從小時候就已經決定要獲取自由。您能想像身為奴隸的蘿絲還必須面臨那些難堪?

Harriet Tubman's name at birth was Araminta Ross. She was one of 11 children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. As a child, Ross was "hired out" by her master as a nursemaid for a small baby, much like the nursemaid in the picture. Ross had to stay awake all night so that the baby wouldn't cry and wake the mother. If Ross fell asleep, the baby's mother whipped her. From a very young age, Ross was determined to gain her freedom. Can you imagine what other kinds of embarrassment Ross suffered as a slave?

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