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)
Considered by many the “Moses” of her time, escaped slave Harriet Tubman became one of the country’s leading abolitionists before the Civil War. Abolitionism was a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slaves free. A former slave herself, Harriet Tubman famously led over 700 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, and she later served as a Union spy during the Civil War.
After the war, Tubman returned to Auburn, New York, and continued to help blacks forge new lives in freedom. She cared for her parents and other needy relatives, turning her residence into the Home for Indigent and Aged Negroes. Lack of money continued to be a pressing problem, and she financed the home by selling copies of her biography and giving speeches. Her most memorable appearance was at the organizing meeting of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 in Washington, D.C. Two generations came together to celebrate the strength of black women and to continue their struggle for a life of dignity and respect. Harriet Tubman, the oldest member present, was the embodiment of their strength and their struggle.
Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you fight for your dreams, for your liberty.
PS: Remember to hold the ones you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations).