Harriet Tubman is the most iconic African American women in history. Known as the “Moses of her people”,because she lead so many slaves to freedom risking her own life. She is no doubt an exceptional and important leader in history. She was the conductor of the underground railroad. Harriet was apart of the Union Army where she served as a spy,soldier,and nurse during the Civil War. She is recognized as the first african american woman to serve in the military. (Michals 2015,para 1). In 1863,she led a raid with the union army which freed close to 750 slaves.
Harriet made every sacrifice with no regard for her own life. The National Association for Colored Women also gave her a voice where she spoke about all the injustices of slavery. The NACW wanted to join other women of color clubs after Plessy VS Ferguson Supreme Court ruling. Which legalized racial segregation. Harriet Tubman was seen as a leader by not only women but men too looked up to her for hope. More black feminist became leaders because of her.(Hobson 2014,para 6.).Our 44th President Barack Obama,called Harriet an american hero for her heroism. In 2015, it was announced that Harriet Tubman would replace for slave owner and ex President Andrew Jackson on a twenty dollar bill.
In conclusion, you can visit any museum and learn about Harriet this present day. The Women’s Quartermaster Museum has her on display there as well. In 1897, Congress passed a legislation granting her twenty dollars a month. She then in turn used that money to create the Harriet Tubman Home for Indigent Aged Negroes. On March 10,1913,Harriet passed away at the age of ninety three years old. Her body is laid to rest with military honors in the state of Ohio
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