Harriet Tubman was born a slave. In 1849 she escaped from a Maryland plantation. She spent  the rest of her life to helping other slaves gain freedom. She was the leader of the Underground Railroads a group of secret places for slaves to stay on their way up north.during the civil war she served as a cook, nurse and a union spy. Harriet died in 1913

"Harriet Tubman Timeline." Harriet Tubman Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

"Death." Harriet Tubman. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.