After researching women from the 1800s i found one and I knew that was the one i wanted to write about. The womens name is Old Elizabeth. After reading her story she became an insperation to me. This women was African American and was born in 1766, which was a time when slavery was still used…ALOT! As a young child she was born into slavery. How would that feel, being born and having absolutly no control of what you can do woth your life. Luckly she got to live with her parents..until she was..eleven. Can you imagine being seperated from your parents when your eleven?! She was sold to another owner, and that owner lives several miles away from where her parents were working as slaves. Old Elizabeth asked her owner if she could go and visit her mother because she hasn’t seen her in a long time. her owner replied with “no”. Old Elizabeth went to see her mother anyways, against the word of her owner. She set off and walked 20 miles to see her mother! After saying with her mother for several days she set back to her owner. As she returned, her owner wasnt pleased with her, so he tied her to a rope and lashed her. A few months after she was lashed she moved back to her mothers farm, where she was sold again to her 4th owner. This man didn’t believe in slavery, so at the age of 13 she was set free and was never a slave again. Olf Elizebeth was very religious so after she was set free she went to religious ceremonies and she listened to people speak. After listening to other people speak about religion, she finally got the courage to go up and talk herself, when she was 43. She has inspired many people of the stories she told about slavery, and i feel that everyone that has delt with it has been a part of our history. Old Elizabeth died when she was 101, in 1866. One of the last things she had done was write an autobiography named Memoir of Old Elizabeth, a Coloured Woman, about her life, as a slave and getting out of slavery. She was 87 when she wrote the book. I wrote about Old Elizaebth becauseshe definatly inspired me, with all of the things she went through, and how she delt with them. In my eyes Old Elizabeth, is a hero!