“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; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.” ― A passage from Sarah Bradford’s book, Harriet, The Moses of Her People, published in 1886
42 years ago this Saturday, Harriet Tubman became the first African-American woman featured on a U.S. postage stamp. This honor paid tribute to her fearless pursuit of freedom for others. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman guided scores of enslaved people to freedom, risking her own life in the process. In celebration of this anniversary and her life, this week we honor Harriet Tubman.
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Lead image of Harriet Tubman from the Library of Congress.