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Harriet Tubman – Brave

Brave – possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

I don’t know that brave is an attribute given to women often. It seems like a descriptive reserved for men. However, if there has ever been a woman who could bring the meaning to life, it would be Harriet Tubman.

When I think of Harriet Tubman the word brave comes to mind. She freed thousands of slaves at the risk of being captured and returned to slavery herself. Imagine the bravery and courage it would take to risk your own freedom in order to save others. Think about it, would you risk even your job to save someone?

Our nation will soon have Harriet Tubman’s face on our $20 bill. To me, this is a new reminder of our nation’s history and the sacrifices of others for the history we know and celebrate. Whenever I see a $20 bill I will be reminded to be brave thanks to Harriet Tubman.

I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. – Harriet Tubman

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