Harriet Tubman, slave, abolitionist, spy and 1st woman to lead an armed expedition during war. Born into slavery, she was beaten, 'hired out' and suffered seizures from being hit by a heavy weight. After escaping, she later made ~19 trips to rescue a total of over 300 slaves, sometimes using the Underground Railroad. Called 'Black Moses', she carried a gun and threatened to shoot any slave who would turn back. She was a Union spy during the Civil War and struggled for women's suffrage.
Harriet Tubman ~ Escaped from slavery, and then, led 70 slaves to freedom in 13 expeditions. Amazingly brave woman. Also, she did it while having epilepsy.
Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War. She escaped from slavery in the South and led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad—an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose...