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Harriet Tubman's Secret Mission


You’ve probably heard about Harriet Tubman’s brave journey as the leader of the Underground Railroad leading enslaved people to freedom. But did you know that she was also a spy for the Union army during the American Civil War? Join host Mia Jackson and discover the story of Ms. Tubman’s secret mission for the North, and how her heroic actions during this mission saved the lives of more than 800 enslaved people. It’s time to explore the incredible story of the Combahee River Raid.

About the Host

Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”). She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, and has a half-hour special on both Epix & Comedy Central.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at and @honesthistory.


This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.