A recent trip to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center provided an opportunity to be reminded that the long road to freedom, traveled by some who never had the chance to see the opportunities we are afforded today, reaffirms the strength of individuals determine to persevere.
The life of Harriet Tubman is often told, as she is the most well known “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center does an excellent job at bringing her story and the times to life.
“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.” – Harriet Tubman.
Her quest for freedom for not only herself, but her own family, and the many others she rescued lasted until her death. She pushed for the equality of those enslaved and stepped forward as a leader during the Civil War. She is a true American Champion.
I encourage everyone to plan a trip to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and experience the history, the journey, and the fascinating story of strength and courage that is the life of Harriet Tubman.