Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, author, and engineer of the Underground Railroad, led Union Army guerillas into South Carolina and freed nearly 800 slaves on this date June 2 1863. Tubman was the first woman in U.S. history to command an armed military raid.

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman
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February 23, 1868 – W.E.B DuBois born. DuBois was an intellectual leader and activist in the Black liberation movement and anti-colonial movement for decades He was a life-long fighter for full equality for Black people in the U.S., co-founding the NAACP, active in struggles against lynching, Jim Crow laws and discrimination in education and employment DuBois was an internationalist, organizing several Pan-African Congresses supporting the national liberational movements in Africa He was a prolific author, writing many important articles and books including a key book for understanding U.S. history, Black Reconstruction in America and DuBois believed that capitalism was a primary cause of racism, and was generally sympathetic to socialist causes throughout his life Though he conflicted with the Communist Party for many years, at age 93 he finally joined the Communist Party He traveled throughout the world and was friends with leaders of liberation movements in Africa and Asia DuBois faced serious repression during the McCarthy era, having his passport revoked for 8 years He died at age 95 in Ghana, while there working with Nkrumah’s government on an Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora.
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"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."W. E. B. DuBois
 My main man DuBois speaking the truth that I hear every single day. Now, to continue writing about him for another three hours. :’(

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I had a classmate once who did three beautiful things and died. One of them was a story of a folk who found fire and then went wandering in the gloom of night seeking again the stars they had once known and lost; suddenly out of blackness they looked up and there loomed the heavens; and what was it that they said? They raised a mighty cry: “It is the stars, it is the ancient stars, it is the young and everlasting stars!”

—W.E.B. DuBois, from “Criteria of Negro Art