Harriet Tubman: An American Icon

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Arianna Bell, Staff Writer

If you were born in America, you have likely heard the incredible story of Harriet Tubman and her many feats. She continues to be an inspiration today for so many reasons and is now labeled one of the most famous American figures of the 19th century. This amazing woman overcame many struggles and thrived with courage. The amount of lives she saved was countless. As an escaped slave, she made nineteen trips to the south to rescue other slaves, and in that time she brought freedom to over three hundred. By listening to the voice of spirit she could guide those she rescued to safety. All while having a bounty on her head! Isn’t that phenomenal? She was even given the nickname “Moses,” because like Moses she she helped people escape from slavery.

“I was 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.”      ~Harriet Tubman

She is an astounding role model of independence and womanly strength, and will remain that way for years to come.