The first in our new line of products named after celebrated freedom fighters, abolitionists and social justice workers, the Harriet Tote is named after the one and only Harriet Tubman.
Naming our products is our way of honoring those who have come before us and recognizing that their hard work and sacrifice is the foundation upon which we build today.
Harriet once said, “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” This is a sentiment that we understand well. Because of intense grooming, many girls and women who are sold for sex believe that their pimp is actually their “boyfriend”.
Here are a few things about Harriet that amaze and inspire us.
- Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland, but she fled to the North and escaped slavery when she was 29 years old.
- Her life as a slave was very difficult; her family was separated when three of her sisters were sold to a different plantation.
- The risk of being killed or enslaved never stopped her from returning to the South at least 19 times to rescue other slaves, including her family members.
- During the Civil War, Harriet was a spy, a scout, and a nurse.
- Her strong faith in Christianity guided her.
- Many people called her by the nickname “Moses”.
- She guided every passenger she took on to freedom and never lost a single one.
After the Civil War, she continued a life of service, opening her own Home for the Aged and helping impoverished former slaves.
Harriet also said, “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 embodied a boldly compassionate spirit that we want to emulate. She constantly put her personal needs and safety aside in order to serve others.
We recognize Harriet’s heroism and celebrate her legacy with the Harriet tote.
Our information on Harriet Tubman was found at these websites: