Harriet Tubman, slave, abolitionist, spy and 1st woman to lead an armed expedition during war. Born into slavery, she was beaten, 'hired out' and suffered seizures from being hit by a heavy weight. After escaping, she later made ~19 trips to rescue a total of over 300 slaves, sometimes using the Underground Railroad. Called 'Black Moses', she carried a gun and threatened to shoot any slave who would turn back. She was a Union spy during the Civil War and struggled for women's suffrage.

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 1850s. 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 bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman

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 in1929 - Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess".  Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States…

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.

Audrey Hepburn was still a young teenager when she began to help the Dutch resistance during WWII. An accomplished ballerina by age 14, she started out helping the resistance by dancing. She danced in secret productions to raise money for the resistance.  Hepburn also occasionally ran messages for the resistance. Had she been discovered doing either of these things, a swift execution would have followed.

This hub is all about Audrey Hepburn, a classic angelic looking Hollywood actress. She is known for her waif like figure, her roles in movies, her beautiful face and charity work.

Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches in height. His ferocity in battle, aided by his imposing figure, made him legendary, with Union soldiers telling tales of a "Confederate giant who's as big as five men and fights like fifty".

Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant", was the largest soldier in the Civil War. Though born an infant of normal size, he grew to

Bessie Coleman (pictured), 1892-1926 — also known as “Queen Bess” — was the first African American woman airline pilot, as well as the first American woman to receive an international pilot’s license. She had to travel to France to learn to fly because no instructor, male or female, would train an African-American in the United States.

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 (1866-1961)

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.

Martha Jane Cannary (or Canary) Burke (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans. She is said to have also exhibited kindness and compassion, especially to the sick and needy. This contrast helped to make her a famous and infamous frontier figure.

Martha Jane Canary or better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman and professional scout, known for her claim of being an acquaintance o


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