The Queen of Freedom
March 13, 2023
From MS. Magazine
She looks like a reigning queen in this photo.
And she was.
Harriet Tubman died on March 10 1913. Known as Moses to the more than 300 slaves she helped find freedom, Tubman was a fighter for abolition and women’s suffrage.
Frederick Douglass often worked with her and admired her, writing,
“The difference between us is very marked. Most that I have done and suffered in the service of our cause has been in public, and I have received much encouragement at every step of the way. You, on the other hand, have labored in a private way. I have wrought in the day—you in the night. … The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism.”
(Digital restoration by Lise Broer)