“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 is a hero for many who love freedom and believe that no person should be devalued and enslaved. She was born a slave and endured a harsh, brutal existence as a field hand. She fled slavery in 1849, leaving behind her husband and family to escape.
Despite having a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family and hundreds of slaves to freedom as a conductor of the Underground Railroad—a network of secret routes and safe houses used in efforts to escape slavery with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.
“I freed a thousand slaves; I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”