American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and escaped from it in 1852. She made 13 missions to rescue enslaved people using a network of antislavery activists and safe houses. Ultimately, she rescued 70 enslaved people, including herself. The story of her life is one of bravery, determination, and perseverance. She is the most famous female abolitionist.
As a second-generation slave, Harriet Tubman fought against slavery and freed nearly 300 slaves. Her dream was to travel north so she would no longer be a slave. But she did not want to leave because she would be sold and her husband would have no place to live. She refused to go because she thought that she would be sold to another slave owner. John was convinced that there was no reason for her to move north, but she refused, insisting on remaining in Auburn, New York. In 1873, she bought a seven-acre plot of land donated by a famous author named Sarah Bradford. She built the Tubman-Davis brick home on the land. After the war, she continued to fight for social reforms and justice.