Harriet Ross Tubman Day, 10th March

“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves” ~Harriet Tubman

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

” Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-Ame

rican abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civi

l War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends,[1] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage.”

Harriet Tubman (1820 – March 10, 1913)

Sources and more info:

http://www.harriettubman.com/index.html

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harriet-tubman

http://iloveancestry.com/ancestors/afro-black-african-americans/item/161-harriet-tubman-moses-abolitionist-american-hero-underground-railroad-union-spy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

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