WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: A recently-found photograph of escaped slave, abolitionist and Union spy Harriet Tubman that was acquired by the Smithsonian is displayed before a hearing of the House Administration Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. Auburn, New York, photographer H. Seymour Squyer made the photograph around 1885. Born into slavery, Tubman used a network of antislavery activists and safe houses known at the Underground Railroad to help lead about 13 missions to rescue about 70 enslaved family and friends. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Today (March 10) is Harriet Tubman Day, the late abolitionist and Underground Railroad “conductor” who saves the lives of so many slaves.

Tubman passed away on this day in 1913 in Auburn, New York. She was in her 90s.

Here are some incredible facts about this true hero:

  • Tubman was often called “Moses,” taken from the prophet Moses in the Bible who lead the way for his people to find freedom.

  • Tubman also fought for women’s rights and worked with women’s suffrage activists such as Susan B. Anthony.

  • Tubman had one daughter, Gertie. She adopted Gertie with her second husband, Nelson Davis.

  • Tubman was born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While Tubman was a slave, her husband, John Tubman was a free black man. She ended up fleeing to Pennsylvania in 1849 without her husband.

  • Tubman will soon be featured on the $20 bill.

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