Arguably one of the greatest women in our book (and in history), Harriet Tubman was responsible for the liberation of countless lives in the US. Escaping slavery herself to become a a leading abolitionist, Harriter led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad in the US.
Between 1850 and 1860, Tubman made 19 trips from the South to the North following the network known as the Underground Railroad. She guided more than 300 people, including her parents and several siblings, from slavery to freedom, earning the nickname “Moses” for her leadership.
Making use of the Underground Railroad, Tubman traveled nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia. She crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania and recalled later:
“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven.”
Rather than remaining in the safety of the North, Tubman made it her mission to rescue her family and others living in slavery via the Underground Railroad and that she did.
Harriet Tubman is a true inspiration for so many and even though she lived to the age of 93, her life is still a legacy and will always live on.
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