Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10, 1913: The death of Black Moses

1913 The death of Harriet Tubman (b. 1820), also known as 'Black Moses', African-American freedom fighter.

An escaped slave, she worked as a guerrilla, farmhand, lumberjack, laundress and cook, refugee organizer, raid leader and intelligence commander, nurse and healer, revival speaker, feminist and fundraiser, all as part of the struggle for liberation from slavery and racism.

John Brown was to refer to her as "General Tubman" and called her "one of the bravest persons on this continent". Frederick Douglass said of her, "Excepting John Brown ... I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people".


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