Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman with slaves she helped rescue during the American Civil War, ca. (Date of photo given by Catherine Clinton, source of photo is New York Times.) Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter of Tubman} behind Tu

31 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

31 Remarkable Women Who Changed The World

Harriet Tubman Tubman helped over seventy slaves escape through the Underground Railroad, she acted as a Union spy, and she was an activist for women& suffrage.

Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.-Spirits of the Passage

Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves to the Americas. Transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.

Harriet Tubman - American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the south to become a leading abolitionist before the Civil War. She led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman Biography close to home as it was in the niagara region with the underground railroad.remember some history of home

Mag Palm was twenty-four years old in 1860. She lived with her husband Alfred and their son Joseph, who was not quite one year old. In the black community she was better know as “Maggie Bluecoat” for the sky-blue uniform coat of an officer of the War of 1812 that she wore when she served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Mag was so notorious for helping slaves escape that on several occasions slave-owners from Maryland attempted to kidnap her and sell her into slavery to put an end…

Margaret “Mag” Palm - Before the Civil War she served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, earning the nickname Maggie Bluecoat for the blue military uniform coat she wore while conducting fugitive slaves to the North.

Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to fly an airplane in the year 1922. She was also the first black women to earn a pilot license. She was denied in the U.S and felt that it was her priority to follow her dreams. So she taught herself French, moved to France and got her license there where she learned different styles to flying. Including stunt flying, parachuting, and even aerial tricks.  http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928

A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Slave Reunion 1917: From Left to Right, Lewis Martin, age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, age 104; Amy Ware, age 103; and Reverend S.P. Drew, Born Free - Picture taken by Harris & Ewing

Slaves Reunion - Lewis Martin, Age 100 Martha Elizabeth Banks, Age 104 Amy Ware, Age 103 Reverend S. Drew, Born Free circa 1917 by Harris & Ewing

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Harriet Ann Jacobs, who was born into slavery in 1813, wrote one of the earliest autobiographical accounts of life as female slave. Jacobs published “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” which included descriptions of the sexual abuse endured by female slaves, in 1861.

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 1813 – March was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.

"Liberé a mil esclavos. Habría liberado mil más solo si ellos supieran que eran esclavos." - Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.