Hello! Here’s a heroine for the ages!
Despite her own fraught escape from slavery in the antebellum American South, Harriet Tubman didn’t waver when asked to go South again— she had much to do, like saving three hundred runaways from plantations, conducting the Underground Railroad, establishing an Old Folks’ Home in (oh!) Canada, and, oh yes, avoid falling asleep on the job as she had been struck in the head as a child and suffered from narcolepsy. (She was struck with a weight as a child and suffered bouts of narcolepsy). Her name by birth was Araminta, but she took the name Harriet as her Freedwoman’s name; Harriet meaning “ruler”.
She’s a leader for sure.
edited (format and content): 10 June 2017