Harriet Tubman Davis – Print
$22.56 – $81.94
(Original – 20″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas, Not For Sale)
Harriet Tubman Davis helped rescue hundreds of African Americans from slavery through her role as an abductor in the underground railroad (around 70), as a lead spy, scout & strategic leader in the Union army during the civil war (over 700). As a nurse, she used her knowledge of herbal medicines to treat ill soldiers & fugitive slaves, as well as helped fugitives become independent by starting a laundry house for them and caring for them. She never lost any of the people she rescued and followed & trusted God in her rescue missions, life & humanitarian efforts.
She was a strong woman: physically & emotionally. At 5’ 2” she could carry & lift as much as men, could survive in the wilderness & would often make her rescues in the winter! Not to mention she was the only woman who served in the army during the Civil War and a property owner while she was single, which was unheard of for a Black woman or former slave at that time. During her attempt to bring her free husband to the North with her, she discovered that he remarried & refused to go, so she determined to live without him & make the most of the trip by saving others. She was also a skilled baker, cook, storyteller & laundress. Constantly thinking of others, she cared for those who came to her & helped start a home for elderly Black people, as none existed. She was heavily involved in advancing the cause of African Americans in the abolition of slavery, and of women in the woman’s suffrage movement too. And, she did all these as she suffered from severe headaches & narcolepsy throughout her life, after getting a traumatic head injury at the age of 13 while helping another slave escape. What she accomplished, her courage, love, strength, faith & tirelessness is inspiring.
The photographed original will not be on sale until March 2024, but prints are. Please select the print size you want.