Famous Faces of Black History Month:Harriet Tubman
March 7, 2022
Black History Month, also known as African-American month, is an annual celebration of equality and the African Americans who helped build the nation. B.H.M. has been celebrated since 1970 and has been enjoyed ever since. The event is all about sharing the rich cultural heritage and diversities that are all part of the country.
One of the biggest African American heroes from the 1800s was Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born in March of 22’ and made a big impact on her slave community. She managed to make multiple trips into the south and free over three hundred slaves from their camps. This is how she was awarded the title of an Underground Railroad hero.
Sadly, on March 10, 1913, Tubman passed away from pneumonia. She made it an astonishing ninety-three years of age, even after all the troubles that she went through. She was born into slavery and managed to escape it, by bringing hundreds of friends with her.
“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”.
This quote from Tubman really reflects what kind of person she was and what she stood for. She really fought for her whole life, even when it was not even about her life.
“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”.
This quote can be taken in multiple ways. To the people that do not know about what Tubman did, this may sound like just a regular train conductor. The groups that do know the sacrifices she made to save lives, would see so much more than that.
“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”.
Another great quote from Tubman. She needed to free the slaves trapped in the south because of basic morality so this strange land would not be so unknown to her.
Harriet Tubman was one of the biggest African American icons that have ever lived. Her memory and her sacrifices will be remembered for all of history. Where would America be without Tubman’s strength, courage and selflessness?