- Faith: Christian
- Career: Public Figure
- Birthday: March 01, 1822
- Fun Faith Fact!: Credits yoga and meditation for keeping her happy and spiritually grounded
Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in spring 1822, and was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made over a dozen rescue missions to aid in the freeing of more than seventy slaves via a network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Tubman suffered from beatings as a child by her masters, and one particular injury brought lifelong seizures, visions and vivid dreams, which she considered to be premonitions from God.
After she escaped slavery, she continued her efforts to free slaves, then worked for the Union Arm during the Civil War. After the War, she retired to her family home in New York to care for her aging parents.