Harriet Tubman

By: Lyndsey Ehmen

Famous Quotes

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.

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.


She 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. The Underground Railroad was an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for slaves trying to get to freedom in the North.

Did you know??

  • During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom.
  • She once proudly pointed out that in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."