​February 1, 1978: Harriet Tubman Makes Postal History

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Harriet Tubman becomes the 1st African-American woman to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

Harriet Tubman was a abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage.

Read more about her amazing life at: Daily Black History Facts

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