#WCW: Harriet Tubman, the Woman Who Literally Fought for Freedom

It’s Women’s History Month! Throughout March, we’re going to spotlight some of the most influential women in modern history. These women loved freedom and spent their lives ensuring others would be able to live in a better world. 

First up this month: Harriet Tubman.  

Of all the incredible women in American history, few have made contributions as significant as Tubman. She was a freedom-fighter, literally and figuratively. 

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland, where she lived through extreme cruelty. She had an enduring spirit that carried her through her mistreatment until she fled slavery in 1849.  

But she wasn’t satisfied with just her freedom. She braved capture and death to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom. Hundreds, people! 

Tubman assisted the Union army during the Civil War in every way she could. She cared for wounded troops. She spied for the Union. She led soldiers on raids. In fact, she was the first and only woman to lead a military operation in the Civil War.  

After the war, Tubman was a strong supporter of the women’s suffrage movement and assisted newly freed slaves in need of help. 

Ok, so she was amazing. We can’t say enough about the fascinating and steadfast woman Tubman was. She was resilient, determined and uncommonly strong.  

But more than anything, she was a believer in freedom who wouldn’t rest while others suffered under oppression. She laid the ground work for achieving beyond what she could have imagined with her tenacity and liberty-loving spirit. 

Stay tuned next week for #WCW! 

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