Mary Elizabeth Bowser and The Art of Layered Espionage by Jackie McGriff | 29 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History (III)

At a time where slaves were only thought of as mere property instead of intelligent and well-rounded human beings, an educated African-American woman in her mid-twenties used these deep-seeded stereotypes to her advantage to relay Confederate secrets to Union intelligence and sympathizers in the hopes of granting freedom for all.