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
Harriet Tubman, circa from the photo album of Emily Howland a Quaker school teacher, recently acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress. Images provided by LOC/NMAAHC
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman I can't die but once.
The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's suspected age in this photo is about 30 years.
Lady Sara Forbes Bonetta Davies (b a west African Egbado omoba orphaned in intertribal warfare who, though an extraordinary chain of events, became Queen Victoria’s goddaughter. This 1862 photograph by Camille Silvy shows her in her wedding gown.