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Harriet Tubman’s Civil War

Harriet Tubman is famous for leading slaves north to freedom in the decade prior to the American Civil War: acts that required courage, daring, stealth, and organizational skills.* After the Civil War began in 1861, she used the skills she developed as conductor on the Underground Railroad on behalf of the Union Army. In the…

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From the Archives: The First Memorial Day

The Memorial Day weekend is peeking over our shoulders– and deadlines are breathing down my neck.  Instead of scrambling to produce new posts for today and next Tuesday, I’ve decided to re-run a couple of thematically appropriate posts from the archive.  I hope you enjoy them.  I’ll be back with new content on June 6. …

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