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.

Elizabeth Thorn | Her obituaries say merely that she witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. ... They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle. Working almost entirely without help, in the heat and storms of that July, among the rotting corpses of men and horses, she dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.

The Angel of Gettysburg: Elizabeth Thorn: 1863

Elizabeth Thorn witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle and dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.

During World War II, Irena Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto.

During World War II, Irena Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. A Righteous Gentile.

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability.

Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

Dr. Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890–1980) was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in math, and she taught math in Washington, D.C., for 47 years.

34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Ellen Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the 19th-century US, pioneering the field of home economics. She was the first woman admitted to MIT & its first female instructor; the first woman in the US accepted to any school of science or Technology, & the first American woman with a degree in chemistry.

Ellen Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the US, pioneering the field of home economics.

Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen, led a major uprising that nearly caused the Romans to retreat from what is now England. She rode into battle on a chariot with her grown daughters fighting at her side.

Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen, lead a major uprising that nearly caused the Romans to retreat from what is now England. She rode into battle on a chariot with her grown daughters fighting at her side. She is called the Celtic Queen

Mrs. Patrick Conway seems to have been the only woman jailer (especially one not specifically in charge of a women's prison) in the country as of December 1921; she was jailer at the Tom Green County Jail for more than a dozen years. She personally cooked the prisoners' meals and was known to use physical force to protect herself from the inmates and to maintain order.

Patrick Conway December she was jailer at the Tom Green County Jail for more than a dozen years.

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