Harriet Tubman – Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist
Both women and men joined the antislavery movement in order to free enslaved Africans. While men led antislavery organizations, women were not allowed to hold key positions. When women defied the rules and spoke out against slavery in public, they were mocked.
In the late 1830s, abolitionists began to advocate for women’s rights as well. Women gained experience as leaders, organizers, and lecturers. They continued to face discrimination which prompted them to band together to promote a new, separate Women’s Rights Movement.
Today for Black History Month, we’re dedicating our post to abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In addition to being an abolitionist, she was a strong supporter of women’s voting rights, giving speeches on women’s suffrage in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. She was a dynamic speaker and storyteller.
Check out our post and let us know if you can spot the connection to our very own VP, Kristine, and Harriet.
We would also like to know when we’re getting our Harriet $20 bill. 💵