Harriet Tubman's life was a memorial to courage and determination that extends to stand out in American history. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman freed herself, and played an utmost position in freeing the remaining millions. Harriet Ross was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland. Given the names of her two parents, both held in slavery, she was of entirely African ancestry. She was raised under harsh circumstances, and dealt with whippings when just a small child. At the age of 12 she was seriously injured by a blow to the head, inflicted by a white overseer for refusing to assist in tying up a man who had attempted escape.
At the age of 25, she married John Tubman, a free African American. Five years later, fearing she would be sold South, she made her escape.
After freeing herself from slavery, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland to rescue other members of her family. In all she is believed to have conducted approximately 300 people to freedom in the North. She always expressed confidence that God would aid her efforts, and you can do anything you set your mind to.
As of 2020, this year was supposed to be the year Harriet Tubman finally got her credit and honor by finally gracing the $20 bill, but the Trump administration has other plans.
So I decided to honor her by leaving a message to always remember through life.
"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.