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From the Ted Talk by Janell Hobson: The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman

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Escaping slavery; rsnkiig everything to save her family; leading a matiilry raid; cnhpoianmig the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most cugroouaes heroes.
hiaerrt Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland, in the early 1820s. Born into chattel slavery, Araminta, or Minty, was the fifth of nine children.
Two of Minty’s older sisters were sold to a chain gang. Even as a small child, mntiy was hired out to different owners, who subjected her to whippings and punishment.

Open Cloze

Escaping slavery; _______ everything to save her family; leading a ________ raid; ___________ the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most __________ heroes.
_______ Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland, in the early 1820s. Born into chattel slavery, Araminta, or Minty, was the fifth of nine children.
Two of Minty’s older sisters were sold to a chain gang. Even as a small child, _____ was hired out to different owners, who subjected her to whippings and punishment.

Solution

  1. risking
  2. harriet
  3. military
  4. championing
  5. courageous
  6. minty

Original Text

Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes.
Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland, in the early 1820s. Born into chattel slavery, Araminta, or Minty, was the fifth of nine children.
Two of Minty’s older sisters were sold to a chain gang. Even as a small child, Minty was hired out to different owners, who subjected her to whippings and punishment.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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united states 2
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