Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist. When she was 13, she threw herself between a slave & the overseer who was about to whip him. The overseer hit her & gave her a traumatic brain injury (TBI). After she escaped slavery, she went on secret missions to rescue other slaves. B/c of her TBI, many people brushed her off as “crazy.” She played up her disability so no one would guess she was mapping out paths for slaves to escape.”

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