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Harriet Tubman (born as Araminta Harriet Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland, died in Auburn, New York, U.S.) was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between and 1913.

Biography

Harriet Tubman, also known as Black Moses, was an African-American civil rights activist and escaped slave. After Harriet had escaped from captivity and win their own freedom, she returned several times to its former owner's plantation and helped their family members to flee.

She always wore a revolver, and was not afraid to use it. Once a slave agreed to join her on the expedition, there was no turning back, and she threatened to shoot all the slaves who tried to return. There was a time she traveled with a group of escaped slaves, when they got lost and morale sank. One of the male slaves insisted on going back to the plantation. She pointed the gun at his head and said, "You go on or die." Several days later, he was still with the group as they traveled into Canada.

She is known for his work within the organization Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves to get from southern U.S. states, where slavery was widespread, to independent states. She took 19 trips escaped slaves from the south to the north, where she was personally responsible for leading over 300 slaves. They traveled only at night and in extreme secrecy. She also helped slaves find work, and she was active in the struggle for women to have the right to vote on equal terms with men.

Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters that she had been leased to the children and youth. Early in her life, she had a severe traumatic head injury after she was hit by a heavy metal weight thrown at her by an angry overseer who had intended to hit another slave. The injury could include cause seizures, epilepsy, seizures, headaches, powerful visionary and dream that took place throughout the rest of her life.

She even claimed to have never lost any of the slaves she helped, even though there had been a total reward of $ 40 000 to the person who managed to catch her. This was the highest such sum in any field of anti-slavery movement. When the American Civil War broke out, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. She led the Combahee River including the raid that freed over 700 slaves. After the Civil War, she returned to the family home in Auburn, New York, where she took care of their aging parents until she became ill and moved to a retirement home for African Americans.

She married a free black woman man named John Tubman, including Harriet's last name. Together they had a child. Although there is little that is known about John Tubman or their time together, it was very complicated for them to live together because of her status as a slave. She was a devout Christian all his life.

Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Harriet, under the main topic Dreams.

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

Famous quotes by Harriet Tubman (17)


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"Lord, I'm going to hold steady on to You and You've got to see me through"
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"Never wound a snake; kill it"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time"
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"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"
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"I can't die but once"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves"
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"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"
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"I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it"
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"If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more"
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"You'll be free or die!"
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"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"
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"I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger"
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"I never lost a passenger"


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