Running Head: COMPARISON OF TWO HUMANITARIANS
Comparison of Harriet Tubman and Hillary Clinton
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COMPARISON OF TWO HUMANITARIANS
Harriet Tubman and Hillary Clinton are two of the most famous humanitarians in their
time. Although from different eras, their actions and voices changed and had positive impacts on
the lives of many Americans. Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist, spy for the American Army as
well as a humanitarian. Born in slavery, Tubman suffered a series of mistreatments some of
which resulted in permanent injuries. In her twenties, Tubman was able to escape slavery from
Maryland and travelled to Pennsylvania whereby slavery was illegal. Her escape from slavery
became her first achievement in her fight against slavery. Through her efforts, Tubman was able
to secure and free many slaves from slavery in her thirteen prominent missions (Larson, 2004).
Hillary Clinton is a prominent devotee of Equal Rights Amendment. Her passion for human
rights began at a young age where she helped young people secure a better future. As a Senator,
Hillary voted Lily Ledbetter Act, sponsor of ERA, and was the leading sponsor of the Paycheck
Fairness Act from 2005 through 2007 and in 2009. She was also a strong supporter of paid sick
leave legislation. Throughout her life, career, and her time as First Lady, Hillary has been a
human rights activist who fought for the rights of many Americans and more so women (Burrell,
2001). In this paper, I will provide an in-depth comparison of Harriet Tubman and Hillary
Clinton achievements in changing American lives.
Although both Harriet Tubman and Hillary Clinton are human rights activists, there lines
of work and achievements significantly differ. While Turban was an activist for slaves and
played a special place in the war,...
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