From the recording Go Down, Moses
Harriet Tubman is probably the most famous woman of the civil war era. In every classroom I visit the children know her name. Her nickname, Moses, was derived from her similarity to the biblical character in bringing her people to freedom. Tubman was a very formidable woman, whose exploits deserve more recognition from adults. Her heroism and ability to escape capture were truly remarkable, as was her devotion not only to freedom, but to women's rights.