Harriet Jacobs was a black women who took a stand into stopping slavery during the Civil War. When she escaped slavery in 1842, she worked on writing her own book about her experience as a slave."I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what slavery really is. Only by experience can anyone realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations." Harriet wrote a book to change the minds of the people who supported slavery. She published her book called “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” in 1861.
Harriet Jacobs also nursed and educated black troops during the Civil War, then she followed the Union armies to the south with her daughter. She became a member of an active group of reformers to help aid the antislavery cause. Harriet Jacobs deserves a monument because she didn’t let the fact that she was a slave get in the way of standing up for what she believes in. In fact, she used her freedom to share about her life as a slave so that people would change their minds about slavery. On top of all that, she did everything she could to help others when she didn’t have to. Harriet deserves a monument for not being afraid to take action in what she believed in and for using everything she had to help.