Today Harriet Tubman, was added as a new historical figure to discover and learn about. Harriet led an inspiring life. At the age of 27, she escaped slavery and found freedom in Philadelphia. Shortly after, she would risk her freedom and her life to save hundreds of other slaves. Her knowledge of the local area and the strong bonds she made helped her build a network of safe houses, called the Underground Railroad, that allowed her to guide slaves to freedom. Later, she would go on to free hundreds of slaves while leading the assault on the Combahee River Raid.