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Conductor of the Underground Railroad;
The One Who Braved Freeing Slaves: Harriet Tubman For the inspiration of Harriet Tubman, we give thanks!
The most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman led nearly 300 slaves to freedom by risking her own freedom & life to do it. She suffered much cruelty at human hands yet she remained always faithful in her God and always willing to help others.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything.
The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.
~ Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery & suffering. There are many stories of pain & injury in her younger life; as a child she was hired out to others who treated her cruelly. One family had her cleaning house all day and tending to the baby at night. If she fell asleep & the baby cried waking others, harriet was severely whipped. At about 15, she was struck in the forehead by a heavy lead weight thrown at another fleeing slave. The blow put her in a coma from which she recovered but had headaches & sudden onset sleeping spells her whole life.
When Harriet left for the north, she went alone after an earlier false attempt with her brothers who turned back. After reaching freedom, she realized she must help her family & other slaves also become free so began her conducting of the Underground Railroad. The railroad was neither railway or underground but established routes where slaves travelled with "station" houses whereby they could be hidden, have rood & respite. Harriet made 19 trips freeing nearly 300 slaves including her elderly parents who lived with her near auburn, New York the rest of their days.
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's advice to Susan B. Anthony & the women's sufferage movement was to, "Stand together."
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
Cartoon excerpt of Harriet Tubman first learning of being a conductor
on the underground railroad:
There are many informational and inspirational
books and web pages on Harriet Tubman;
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