Harriet Tubman c. 1820 - 1913 ABOLITIONIST A fugitive slave who, at great peril to herself, helped nearly 300 slaves escape the South via the Underground Railroad, she was also a Civil War spy and nurse; a promoter of education, though illiterate; and a campaigner for women's suffrage.
I didn’t know, did you know®…Today marks the first day of African American History Month! Throughout the month of February, the National Women’s History Museum will be highlighting different African American women. Today we revere Harriet Tubman, whose fearless determination led countless enslaved African Americans to freedom and inspired others to do the same. On this day in 1978, Tubman was also featured on the first postage stamp to honor an African American woman.