This Week in Black History

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Aug. 5, 1892

Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman gets a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, scout and spy during the Civil War. Tubman’s leadership on the railroad – an informal network of safe houses for escaped slaves – helped free more than 300 enslaved people.

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