Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dream Big

"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 was one of the most well known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. She led 300 slaves to freedom over a 10-year span. Born in Maryland into slavery, Tubman suffered at the hands of her masters, being hit in the head once with a weight while protecting another slave. She was able to escape her bonds of slavery with the help of a stranger, then helped others to freedom as well. Tubman worked as a cook and even as a spy during the Civil War. Harriet Tubman died in 1913 in Auburn, New York.
Birth: November 30, 1819
Death: October 03, 1913

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