Name: Harriet Tubman
Why she rocks: She was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War. After escaping slavery, she made 13 missions back over the borders to rescue more than 70 slaves on the Underground Railroad. She was never caught. When the Civil War began, she fought for the army, first as a nurse and cook and then later as an armed scout and spy. She guided the Combahee River Raid which freed over 700 slaves. She retired in New York, but kept doing work in aiding women’s suffrage until her death in 1913.
Quote: “I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”
Because of this woman… thousands of slaves were freed in the south!179 notes