Araminta was Harriet Tubman’s given name as a child slave in Maryland. Araminta means “defender”.  In honor of Harriet’s legacy of returning time and again to Maryland to free slaves, we believe that it is our duty to defend the freedom of children. We must continue to return to the dark places where they are held captive.

Harriet Tubman’s legacy shows that ordinary people can change the course of history. We believe that our volunteers will change the course of the lives of many children. Harriet Tubman was also quoted as saying “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”. This quote is essential to the problem of trafficking today.  Many children do not know that they are enslaved and that their value is priceless.  Once Harriett realized her true value, she used that value to free others and fight for human worth.

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