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.
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."