Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) | Periscope

Born a slave, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom and became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. As a conductor, she helped over 300 slaves find their own freedom. After the Civil War, she cared for orphaned children and supported schools for freedmen in the South.

 

Pictured Harriet Tubman between 1860 and 1875. Harvey B. Lindsley photographer; Library of Congress.