To empower women to live in the spirit of Harriet Tubman, one of the greatest heroines of her era, by participating in cultural, social, economic and political activities that will have a profound impact on the quality of life in their communities.
Harriet Moses Tubman was born in 1822 into slavery in Maryland as Araminta Harriet Ross. She became a leader in the effort to end the evil of slavery and to protect her people from the cruelty of slavery that denied to millions of African-Americans the basic right to human dignity.
After she had escaped to freedom in Pennsylvania she would risk her life to return to the south to rescue dozens of slaves who would themselves find freedom in the northern states or in Canada.
For her leadership in guiding these men, women and children to freedom,
New York Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke proposed Bill number HR 1743 which would award the Congressional Gold Medal to Harriet Moses Tubman in recognition of her contribution to the United States as an abolitionist who resisted slavery and liberated hundreds of men women and children who were held in bondage.
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