Liberator Harriet Tubman | Girls’ Tee
“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 into slavery in 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped as a young woman. Soon after, she risked her own life to help others do the same through the secret network of abolitionists and safe houses for slaves known as the Underground Railroad. Her role as a Liberator, however, didn’t stop there. Even after falling on hard financial times and having suffered from a lifelong physical ailment, she became active in the women’s suffrage movement. She worked alongside Susan B. Anthony, speaking around the Northeast. In 2020, the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20-bill as the first African American ever and first woman in more than a century to be featured on an American bill. The legacy of her selfless dedication to equality and civil rights lives on today and still inspires people around the world.