Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and union nurse, was instrumental in the development of the Underground Railroad. Within a ten-year period, she made 19 trips into the south and escorted over 300 enslaved people to freedom and proudly stated that she has "never lost a single passenger".
WHO WAS HARRIET TUBMAN?
Founded in 1972, the Harriet Tubman Community Organization was created to promote African Canadian Heritage education in schools, and provide unique heritage counselling supports for children of African descent.
Using this unique Heritage approach, the organization has played an instrumental role in the advocacy and develivery of culturally responsive educational, artistic and wellness programs for children, youth and young adults.