Harriet Tubman was born in 1820. Sadly, she was born into slavery.
She escaped to freedom in 1849. Harriet had to travel from Maryland to Pennsylvania by foot.
She became a famous "conductor" on the underground railroad. She helped more than 300 slaves got their freedom by underground railroad.
Many people think that the underground railroad is a real railroad,but it was just a way to help slaves escape from their masters. It was a network of houses that hid slaves trying to escape.
During Civil War, she liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. She was working as spy to help the union army.
After Civil War, she kept fighting for equality for blacks.
Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia on March 10, 1913. She was 93.
She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York.