Title: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Fact: Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and helped numerous others escape via the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, she served in the Union Army as a cook, a nurse, an armed scout, and a spy. She led an armed expedition, the Combahee River Raid, freeing more than 700 slaves. She also experienced seizures, severe headaches, and narcoleptic episodes from epilepsy, which she developed as a teenager after being hit on the head while protecting a fellow slave.