Harriet Tubman was born into slavery but she had a fierce spirit, an independent mind, and a deep belief in God, so she refused to accept her fate.
With very little to guide or help her, and with slave owners looking for her high and low, she escaped to the North where she could be free. She wanted to do more than free herself. She began venturing back into the South to lead escaped slaves northward, to freedom, along the secret routes known as the Underground Railroad. She helped so many that she became know as the Moses of her people.