Harriett Tubman passed away 100 years ago on March 10, 1913. This week commemorations will take place all over the country and into Canada honoring the lady who led about three hundred fugitive slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
At the Harriett Tubman Museum, located at 340 Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, they tell the story of the lady known as “Black Moses”. Ms. Tubman befriended John Brown of Harpers Ferry fame and helped him raise money for his raid in 1859. It is believed that she would have joined him and his men if she had not been ill. She also served as a Civil War nurse, cook and scout.
Tubman was a slave said once, “I started with this idea in my head, there’s two things I’ve got a right to, and these are Death or Liberty. One or the other I mean to have. No one will take me back alive; I shall fight for my liberty, and when the time has come for me to go, the Lord will let them kill me.”
She was born around 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her escaped from slavery occurred in 1849. After that, she returned twenty times to help lead her people to freedom.
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