Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a
Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.
Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts
This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.