This Video About Harriet Tubman Will Forever Change How You Understand US History

Editor’s Note: This video uses the word “crazy” in an ableist way. While we love the humorous and edifying content of the video, we know that ableist language is harmful and we hope that as more and more people learn why, we will collectively erase this language from our vocabulary forever.

(Content warning: intoxication, binge drinking, strong language)

Did you know Harriet Tubman led an army of bad bitches across the South and literally set fire to slavery?

Writer and pop culture commentator Crissle West knows most US Americans know something about the Civil War, but she also knows we certainly never learn about Harriet Tubman’s badass spy and military operations.

Take a trip down history lane with Crissle as she details in an episode of Comedy Central’s Drunk History just how this five-foot-tall, formerly enslaved woman became the first woman in the US to plan and implement a military offensive, freeing hundreds of enslaved people along the way.

We promise it will change how you view US history forever.

With love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism



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Crissle West is a writer/pop culture commentator who co-hosts The Read with her friend Kid Fury, where they discuss celebrity bullshit, answer questions from listeners, and snap on the topics that piss us off the most. She also hosts hour-long music blocks as a connector on Beats 1 radio (part of Apple Music), and goes on TV occasionally to vent about race relations and racial identity in American culture without using too many big words. You can check out her website here and follow her on Twitter @crissles