Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman
Black History Month Feb. 2010 on Dr. Jay's site. In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D, launched “Negro History Week” in the second week of February. In 1976 (the 200th birthday of the U.S.), it was extended to the entire month of February to allow for more time to celebrate with various activities and events. Today, DrJays.com will be kicking off BHM with daily tributes to African-American fashion icons – past and present.