5 Inspirational Quotes From Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849. Yet she returned many times to rescue both family members and non-relatives from the plantation system. She led hundreds to freedom in the North as the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose.

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We celebrate her legacy and look at some of her inspirational quotes.

1. “Slavery is the next thing to hell.”

Harriet Tubman to Benjamin Drew, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 1855.

2. “I grew up like a neglected weed, – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented.”

Harriet Tubman to Benjamin Drew, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 1855.

3. “Oh, Lord! You’ve been wid me in six troubles, don’t desert me in the seventh!”.

Harriet, The Moses of Her People, 1886.

4. “I said to the Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to you, and I know you will see me through.”

Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman By Sarah Hopkins Bradford.

5. “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”.

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