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In Honor of Black History Month: Harriet Tubman

February 5, 2014Comments

post by Ashli Prescott

 

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

American Abolitionist; Humanitarian; Union Spy

 

Harriet Tubman was (and still is) an inspiration to millions in the name of freedom. What she did gave hope to those who felt trapped; used; unappreciated; and unheard. If ever there were a mighty freedom fighter-Ms. Tubman is the shining example. During the Civil War she helped to liberate over 700 Slaves making her the first woman ever to lead an armed expedition in a war. She joined forces with the Union Army to guide and Underground Railroad of slaves-one group at a time-from slave states to free states. History is written that not a single person was ever left behind.

 

"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." - Harriet Tubman

Which Civil Rights leader inspires you the most?

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February 5, 2014Comments