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Harriet Tubman (Women’s History Month Post #2)


For my second Women’s History Month illustration, I chose to draw the ever-inspiring Harriet Tubman. I’ll be continuing to post drawings I’ve done of women who have helped shape history throughout the month as part of Cupcake & Machetes’ Women’s History Month Blog Event. (Be sure to check out her post to learn all about it and maybe even join in on the fun if you haven’t already!) 😉

If you’re familiar with U.S. History, you’ve no doubt heard this heroic woman’s name. If you haven’t, or even if you just want to possibly learn more about her, let me fill you in a little on Harriet Tubman and her amazing legacy.

Harriet Tubman cemented her place in American history by fighting back against slavery and freeing not only herself, but many other enslaved people through her work with the Underground Railroad. Her awesomeness does not stop there, though. She even became an armed scout, recruiter, and Union spy during the American Civil War. She became the first woman in United States history to lead a military expedition. And she managed to do all of this after being born into slavery in 1822, in a time when not only her race, but also her gender, were things that would be exploited and used against her.

She was a leading abolitionist, and devoted her entire life to fighting for the freedom of others. Her work was far from done upon the end of the Civil War. She then proceeded to put all she had into helping former slaves, as well as the elderly. Seriously, is it even possible for this woman to get any more inspiring? ❤



“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t cay; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

22 thoughts on “Harriet Tubman (Women’s History Month Post #2)

  1. LIKE! Great drawing and what a great woman. Sadly and shamefully I didn’t know about this lady so thanks for educating me. My wife and I just watched Roots (the Re-make). I watched the original as a kid with my dad and I remember asking my Dad why white people did that to black people and he said Ignorance, arrogance and fear. I’ve never forgotten that. I’ll never forget Mrs Tubman either.

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    1. Thank you very much! 😀 And no need to feel any shame for not having known who she is. There’s SOOO much history out there in this great big world of ours. As long as you continue to learn things, that’s all that counts! 😉 History rocks, and there’s always going to be more out there for us to continue to learn about.
      I’m really glad, actually, that I was able to introduce someone to such an inspiring woman’s legacy. 😀
      I like your dad’s answer he gave you about it being ignorance, arrogance, and fear that would cause people to treat other human beings so horribly. Good for him for imparting such wisdom and not sugar-coating it like some parents might try to.

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  2. I’ve known about Harriet for a while, thanks to DVDs on the Underground Railway and, subsequently, the internet. What an inspiring woman she was! Thank you for spreading the word.

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  3. Ignited Moth
    Thanks for introducing me to another bit of female history through your excellent drawings and research, I didn’t know much about Harriet Tubman and am now on the track of an affordable Marie Curie miniature figure by Britain’s models for FEMbruary next year. I never realised Curie drove mobile x ray vans during WW1 to treat injured soldiers. Amazing but she sadly paid the price for her research in an early Death.

    The memorable phrase in Harriet Tubman’s speech about Liberty or Death (the slogan which I think was a AWI Culpeper minuteman slogan 1775 that survived into the Civil War) also seems to crop up in Emmeline Pankhurst’s 1913 suffragette speech in Connecticut “Freedom or Death” as the brutality and violence towards (and by?) suffragettes grew. Fortunately (!) WW1 saw an end to this increasingly vicious campaign before more women died “for the Cause”.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment, and it was so informative! 🙂 That’s awesome that you’re on the hunt for an affordable Marie Curie miniature. I hope you find what you’re looking for. 😀 Yeah, I thought it was really interesting, too, about the mobile X-ray teams. Always cool to learn new things.


    1. Haha Why, thank you! ❤ 😀 I'm glad I was able to convey that look with my drawing. 🙂 Honestly, I'm amazed no one has said the ever-annoying "Why aren't they smiling? They'd look nicer if they were smiling." about any of these posts so far, like we ladies so often have to hear. *heavy sigh*

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