Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month: Harriet Tubman (spy, Civil War hero)

Harriet Tubman: American abolitionsit, humanitarian and armed scout and  spy for the US Army.

Harriet Tubman, born into slavery about 1822, became an armed scout and spy during the Civil War. She saved her family and approximately seventy more enslaved family and friends.  Tubman used the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses, making thirteen successful trips.

She is also the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the Civil War, the raid at Combahee Ferry, in which she helped liberate 700 slaves. 

Harriet Tubman  will be featured on the new $20 bill, entering circulation in 2020.

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