"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." ~ Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman's life is a testimony to her strong-willed need to help others, frequently at great cost to herself. Between her actions as a child to protect fellow slaves from violent masters and to attempt to prevent the separation of her eight siblings and her parents to different slaveowners, to her daring escape from slavery and her courageous decision to guide other escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad, to her actions during the Civil War as a nurse for escaped fugitive slaves and as the head of an espionage division for the military, Harriet's very existence rescued dozens upon dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of people.
She was tiny and fierce, filled with an overwhelming drive to help others who couldn't always help themselves. From sharing her own home-grown crops and farmed pigs with the needy to speaking with Susan B. Anthony on behalf of the women's suffrage movement, Harriet Tubman's legacy is vast and deep in American history.
Purchase a little piece of history when you add the handmade Harriet Tubman ornament to your collection as a reminder of her unending quest for liberty, her devotion to others, and her courage in the face of adversity.
Hand-felted by marginalized women artisans in Kyrgyzstan who have also experienced adversity, you are continuing the work of Harriet Tubman by purchasing one of the Silk Road Bazaar products. You are helping to change the world for the better, one life, one heart at a time.
“Twant me, 'twas the Lord. I always told him, 'I trust to you. I don't know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,' and He always did.” ― Harriet Tubman