Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • Born:
  • Died: March 10, 1913
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Civil War Scout, Spy, Honorary General, Nurse, Suffragist, Civil Rights Activist

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Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family 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. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the United States Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrage.

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I had crossed the line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in the old cabin quarter, with the old folks, and my brothers and sisters. But to this solemn resolution I came; I was free, and they should be free also; I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all there. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory through the trees and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
I never run my train off the track and I never lost a passenger Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
You’ll be free or you will die. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. 'Pears like I didn't do nothing but pray for ole master. 'Oh, Lord, convert ole master;' 'Oh, dear Lord, change dat man's heart, and make him a Christian.'
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.
I can't die but once.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
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. Freedom & Liberty
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. Death
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.
I said to de Lord, 'I'm goin' to hold steady on to you, an' I know you'll see me through.'
I think there's many a slaveholder'll get to Heaven. They don't know better. They acts up to the light they have.
I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
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. Time
In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line.
I've heard 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe's pen hasn't begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I've seen de real thing, and I don't want to see it on no stage or in no theater.
Lord, I'm going to hold steady on to You and You've got to see me through.
Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Never wound a snake; kill it.
'Pears like I prayed all the time, 'bout my work, everywhere, I prayed an' groaned to the Lord. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
'Pears like my heart go flutter, flutter, and then they may say, 'Peace, Peace,' as much as they likes - I know it's goin' to be war! War & Peace
Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time. Time ;Trust
Read my letter to the old folks, and give my love to them, and tell my brothers to be always watching unto prayer, and when the good old ship of Zion comes along, to be ready to step aboard. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Twasn't me, 'twas the Lord! I always told Him, 'I trust to you. I don't know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,' an' He always did. Trust
Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus' as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. Dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an' I could not understand 'dem, no how.
You'll be free or die!