Harriet Tubman, woman of conviction, courage
Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 and died in 1913. During the days of slavery, she changed lives one slave at a time.
Tubman’s name will forever be linked to the underground railroad, which was used prior to the Civil War to help free slaves. She did these deeds under the cover of night and at great risk to herself. She was extremely resourceful and dedicated to her task.
From time to time she would dress as a man and carry a gun, all to outwit her adversaries who opposed the freedom of slaves. However, she did more with her life than free slaves.
She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the American Civil War and was also involved in women’s suffrage prior to her death.