Vernita King, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Assistant Commissioner (retired)

“I know the accomplishments of Harriet Tubman.  When I see her picture, I see strength, I see determination and I see grit.  But I keep looking to see unnamed other aspects of her.  I want to know more about her as a person, an individual.  What this book means to me is the opportunity to have the blanks filled in, to see her as a member of a family, a woman with friends, relatives, what they knew and what they thought of her.  I want a more complete picture. Like the heroine, in the book Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People, two other heroines took a journey. Similar in nature, Joyce and Michele embarked upon a tireless journey to research, discover, record and collect their family history, as it relates to their ancestor, Harriet Tubman. I join in to thank all who made the efforts of Harriet, Joyce and Michele become a book to share with the public.”

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