Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland, though her birth date is unknown. She was born one of nine children.
Tubman is most known for being the famous “conductor” of The Underground Railroad that became the route that helped slaves escape slavery.
Between 1850 to 1860, Harriet made a total of 19 trips form the south to the north and guided over 300 people including her parents and siblings.
Unfortuantely, Tubman passed away on March 10th, 1913 of pneumonia at 93-years-old. She is buried today with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
Just recently, the 2019 film, Harriet chronicled the life of Tubman’s serviceand the Underground Railroad, she was portrayed by actress Cynthia Erivo.
By popular demand, in 2016 the U.S. Treasury Department announced that she would replace Andrew Jackson on the new $20 bill!