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Women’s History Month Salute: Harriet Tubman

Today marks the 100th anniversary of fearless activist and pioneer of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman.

 

This photograph released by the Library of Congress and provided by Abrams Books shows Harriet Tubman in a photograph dating from 1860-75. Tubman was born into slavery, but escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, and provided valuable intelligence to Union forces during the Civil War. Experts are hoping that events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will include some measure of remembrance for the black operatives who quietly spied on the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

This photograph released by the Library of Congress and provided by Abrams Books shows Harriet Tubman in a photograph dating from 1860-75. Tubman was born into slavery, but escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, and provided valuable intelligence to Union forces during the Civil War. Experts are hoping that events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will include some measure of remembrance for the black operatives who quietly spied on the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of fearless activist and pioneer of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. As one of the most extolled figures in history, Tubman exemplified the definition of “strong Black woman”  by not only setting herself free, but taking risks to help others as well. Today JETmag.com salutes the “Moses of Her People” – her spirit of bravery and generosity continuing to inspire for generations to come.