Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage. Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit another slave and hit her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pai... More
Harriet Tubman Quotes
Harriet Tubman #Strength
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
Harriet Tubman #Trust
Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
Harriet Tubman #Death
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 #Change #Dreams #Great #Patience #Strength
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 #Freedom
I had crossed the line. I was free but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman #Experience
I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.