The President's Message 3/4/24

How does Harriet Tubman's timeless wisdom inspire the pursuit of great dreams? What role does strength, patience, and passion play in reaching for the stars to bring about change?

Ms. Quadai Palmer

3/3/20241 min read

“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 Tubman

In history, certain voices resonate with timeless wisdom, inspiring generations to dream beyond boundaries. Harriet Tubman, a beacon of resilience and courage, left us with a profound message that transcends time and resonates particularly strongly during Black History Month and Women's History Month.

Tubman's words echo through the corridors of history, reminding us of the indomitable spirit that can reshape destinies.

As we celebrated Black History Month in February, Tubman's legacy stands as a testament to the extraordinary contributions of African Americans throughout history. Born into slavery, Tubman's unwavering determination led her to become a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping hundreds escape the shackles of oppression. Her courage paved the way for a brighter future and is a guiding light for those navigating the path to justice and equality.

Women's History Month invites us to honor the remarkable women who have shaped the course of history. Tubman, an abolitionist and suffragist, not only fought against slavery but also advocated for women's rights. Her advocacy laid the groundwork for the progress we continue to witness in the ongoing pursuit of gender equality.

Harriet Tubman's journey from enslavement to liberation symbolizes the power of dreams, resilience, and the transformative impact one individual can have on the world. During these months of commemoration, let us draw inspiration from Tubman's words, recognizing that each of us possesses the strength and passion to reach for the stars and effect positive change in our communities and beyond.

In the framework of Black and Women's History Months, Harriet Tubman's legacy shines brightly as a reminder that dreams, when fueled by strength and passion, can illuminate the darkest corners and pave the way for a more inclusive and just future.