History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villa
In Auburn March 1913 Harriet Tubman died from pneumonia and old age in a nursing home in Auburn, NY. She was about She quoted scripture shortly before passing: "I go away to prepare a place for you, and where I am, ye may be also.
The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's suspected age in this photo is about 30 years.