was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in the 1820's. She was born
with the name Araminta Greene but later changed it to her mother's
name that was Harriet. In 1844 she married a free Negro named John
Tubman. A few years later she heard a rumor that there was freedom up
north, so she fled from her master to freedom. After living up north
as a free woman, she decided that she was going to go back down south
and become the conductor of an "Underground Railroad". The
"Underground Railroad" was a secret path that led slaves to freedom.
It was believed that she conducted about 300 fugitive slaves to
freedom. To her people, she was known as the "Moses of her people".
She later bought a farm in Auburn, New York were she placed her aged
parents. Harriet later opened a home for elderly Negroes. She later
passed away on March 30,1913. Harriet Tubman is now known has one of
the most famous Black women in history.
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)