Harriet Tubman died on this day in 1913. Abolitionist, spy during the Civil War, and advocate for the elderly later in her life, she is best known for her work liberating scores of enslaved men, women, and children.
They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana, poignantly captures Tubman’s life through verse. Lansana writes in the voices of Harriet, her husband, and some of the individuals she carried to freedom. The language is evocative and the mind can easily conjure images of another time and another place. In long way home, faithless, and hole you will hear Harriet’s hope, feel her heartbreak, and cheer her resilience. During this Women’s History Month, take a moment to reflect on the life of heroine, Harriet Ross Tubman.
Harriet Tubman: Online Resources, a guide created by staff at the Library of Congress, provides links to resources available at the Library of Congress and elsewhere.