One woman I’ve admired ever since I was little is the great Harriet Tubman. She was born into slavery during approximately 1820. (the actual date is unknown because slaves birthdates weren’t recorded) She fled slavery in 1849 with a desire to free other slaves, even though it would put her life in danger. She was called the Moses of the Underground Railroad as she crossed the lines of freedom thirteen times to free more than 70 slaves through the underground railroad to Canada. Each time they crossed the line she screamed “We out!”
Harriet Tubman was not only an advocate for freedom, she was also a spy for the union army during the Civil War. For her efforts to end slavery during the war, she was the first black women to join the military. Her reports on troop placements and supply shipments by the confederate army helped the union end the war and free the slaves. I admire her for her courage, bravery, and selflessness on behalf of all the slaves of that time. She was really an amazing woman.