Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; circa 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out.
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  • This Counterintuitive Trait Will Help You Innovate

    … continually said, “That’s not good enough.” Jobs was not easily convinced. But he believed in an incredible future. And that combination helped him unlock it. Harriet Tubman, one of my favorite historical characters, was clearly an optimist when she had many reasons not to be. She was born a slave, lived a hard life, suffered a head injury…

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