Harriet Tubman

This week we are highlighting Harriet Tubman as we continue to honor and celebrate Black heroes of faith.

Harriet Tubman was raised in slavery in eastern Maryland but escaped in 1849. However, she was not satisfied with her own escape to freedom. She made 19 return trips to the South and helped deliver at least 300 fellow slaves to freedom, boasting, “I never lost a passenger.” Her guidance of so many to freedom prompted the nickname Moses. Tubman’s friends and fellow abolitionists claimed that her strength came from her faith in God. She said she would listen carefully to the voice of God as she led slaves north, only going where she felt God was leading her. Fellow abolitionist Thomas Garrett said of her, “I never met any person of any color who had more confidence in the voice of God.”
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