Longing for freedom, Harriet Tubman rode the Underground Railroad away from slavery. Not once, but more than twenty times, she risked her life to help others escape the same way. She donned disguises, used tricks, and outwitted those looking for her. She was so good at evasion she became a spy during the Civil War. Whether spying, cooking, nursing, giving speeches, or leading slaves to freedom, Harriet Tubman spent her entire lifetime helping others.