Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 "Her courage and hope for freedom made her one of the most beautiful women known."
Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family.
I didn’t know, did you know®…Today marks the first day of African American History Month! Throughout the month of February, the National Women’s History Museum will be highlighting different African American women. Today we revere Harriet Tubman, whose fearless determination led countless enslaved African Americans to freedom and inspired others to do the same. On this day in 1978, Tubman was also featured on the first postage stamp to honor an African American woman.
Harriet Tubman was famous for helping slaves escape to freedom into the North territory, which was called the Underground Railroad. She was nicknamed “Moses” and was a national celebrity. There was a reward in the Confederate States for $40,000 for capturing her. She made 19 trips and rescued more than 300 slaves between 1851 and 1860. She died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 92 in her home.