Harriet Tubman

“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, born Araminta Ross, 1820-1913, was an African-American born into slavery. After personally escaping she returned 113 times, by way of the Underground Railroad, to rescue over 70 slaves. She also worked as a nurse, an armed scout and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Later in life she was active in the women’s suffrage movement until illness overtook her and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African-American’s, a home she had helped open years earlier.