Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground ten- year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over slaves to freedom. and soon after to Philadelphia, where she found work and saved her money. Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an . As in many estate settlements, Brodess's death increased the likelihood Eliza Brodess probably did not recognize their absence as an escape of free and enslaved blacks, white abolitionists, and other activists. Birth and family · Family and marriage · Nicknamed "Moses" · Later life. After Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery, she returned to slave-holding states many times to help other slaves escape. She led What do you think Tubman did when someone she was helping became frightened and wanted to turn back?.