Harriet Tubman

She would later say that she felt she had an undeniable right to one of two things: liberty or death. “If I could not have one,” she said, “I would have the other.”

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in the South. It seemed as though her fate was mapped out for her at birth. After all, what difference could one poor slave girl make? But Harriet didn’t see it that way. “I’ll meet you in the morning,” she told her family in a coded song, “I’m bound for the promised land.”