“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; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted.” —Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman (1820–1913) escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. She was also a Union spy and military leader during the Civil War, freeing many more slaves.
Check out our first podcast! Listen in on a talk with my 6 year old daughter, Justine, and myself about the life of Harriet Tubman. Justine found it particularly fascinating that Harriet had suffered a brain injury as a girl—since Justine’s own father had experienced a major brain injury after an accident.