Louise Fitzhugh became a best selling author with her "Harriet the Spy" series — hailed as the advance guard of a new realism in children’s literature that treated kids like complex human beings, not simplistic moppets.
Like her most famous character, Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh liked to keep her own profile under wraps. She was interested in her perceptions of others, not in their perceptions of her.
Harriet Tubman served as a cook, spy, scout, and nurse during the Civil War. However, because her wartime services were not documented, it would take her 34 years to receive compensation. #HiddenHerstory
This photo allows us to see Harriet Tubman in a new way, taken a few years after she served as a spy, cook and nurse in the Union Army in the Civil War. Our jointly acquired the previously unknown photo with . #BecauseOfHerStory
Harriet Tubman was more than an Underground Railroad icon. She was a Civil War spy.
Harriet Tubman: slave, abolitionist, spy and first woman to lead an armed expedition during war