Harriet Tubman was honored today with her own Google Doodle (the best way to be honored in our modern times, IMO). I wish Google would let you just choose a default Doodle because I would choose this one. It is both gorgeous and a wonderful tribute to an amazing woman.

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From the Wikipedia page about her: "As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a severe head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling seizures, narcoleptic attacks, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream experiences, which occurred throughout her life."

I had no idea that Tubman was dealing with these kinds of physical issues. Was this left out of anyone else's elementary/middle school history class?