“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only I knew they were slaves,” ~Harriett Tubman
When Harriet Tubman helped lead the slaves across the underground railroad to freedom, I would imagine the furthest thing from her mind was being a hero. But that’s exactly who she is to Tillage and myself.
Since as long as I can remember, my heart’s beat hard for freedom. Growing up in Cincinnati, OH, the Ohio River presented a constant, glaring reminder, that I live on the right side of freedom. Ohio is the southernmost northern state. The Ohio River served as the precipice for the underground railroad. For once slaves were finally guided to the other side of the of this waterway, they could declare in their hearts and aloud that they were indeed, “Free at last!”
Harriet was a guide, and now a hero and inspiration to me and so many others. Unfortunately, slavery is still pervasive today, across the globe, and right here in the US. It takes place in multiple forms, from slave labor to human trafficking, and often the two are intertwined. Let’s take a look at some incredible facts about Harriet Tubman’s life, to inspire us in the movement to fight modern slavery.
Harriet Tubman Facts
Abolitionist, Spy, Suffragette, Nurse, Former Slave who worked tirelessly to free the enslaved via the underground railroad
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How can you and I help rescue today's slaves? The first step is to know and understand they still exist.