FootPrints of Hope – February 2024
In This Issue
In this newsletter:
A Trailblazer: Harriet Tubman, Footprints of Hope, Empowering Lives Through Education
SPOTLIGHT: Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of her people”
Often referred to as the “Moses of her people,” Harriet, was a trailblazing abolitionist, activist, and conductor on the Underground Railroad. Born into slavery in Maryland around 1822, Tubman escaped to freedom in 1849 and dedicated her life to liberating others. Over the course of ~10 years, Tubman made many dangerous missions back into slave-holding states, rescuing ~ 70 enslaved individuals. Her bravery and determination saved countless lives and earned her a revered place in history as one of the most iconic figures of the abolitionist movement. In addition to her work on the Underground Railroad, Tubman served as a Union spy during the Civil War, a nurse, and a prominent advocate for women’s suffrage later in life. Her legacy of courage, compassion, and unwavering commitment to freedom continues to inspire generations around the world.