Google commemorates the start of Black History Month

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Google commemorates the start of Black History Month
American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) who escaped slavery by marrying a free man and led many other slaves to safety using the abolitionist network known as the underground railway. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
Harriet Tubman, American anti-slavery activist, c1913. Harriet Tubman (c1820-1913) was born into slavery in America. She escaped in 1849, became a leading Abolitionist and was active as a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad, the network which helped escaped slaves to reach safety. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1911: Harriet Tubman (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
Harriet Tubman, American anti-slavery activist, c1900. Harriet Tubman (c1820-1913) was born into slavery in America. She escaped in 1849, became a leading Abolitionist and was active as a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad, the network which helped escaped slaves to reach safety. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
circa 1900: On the far left, abolitionist leader, Harriet Tubman (c1820 - 1913) ex- slave and founder of the 'Underground Railroad' which provided safe houses for escaping slaves. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
Harriet Tubman at home and her friends, residents of the Home for the Aged and Indigent Negroes, Auburn, New York, 1887. (Photo by George Eastman House/Getty Images)
circa 1865: Harriet Tubman (c 1820 - 1913). American abolitionist who escaped from slavery in 1849 and became a member of the 'Underground Railroad', leading more than three hundred slaves to freedom. During the Civil War she served as a nurse, laundress and spy with the Union forces. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
APR 16 1969, APR 26 1969, APR 30 1969; Drawing Is Of Harriet Tubman, Conductor On The Underground Railroad; Students are Stanley Crews, 3210 Kearney St., and Lisa Johnson, 3615 Locust St. Harriet Tubman conducted some 300 salves to freedom in the north in 1850s.; (Photo By Bill Peters/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Harriet Tubman Historic site , Dorchester County Maryland
Harriet Tubman statue in Boston Massachusetts
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As February 1st begins Black History Month, our country is reminded of the struggles, successes, trials, and tribulations throughout history and the heroes that emerged throughout the years.

Google commemorated the first of the month by dedicating its Google Doodle to abolitionist, humanitarian, and renowned antislavery activist Harriet Tubman. Check out some historic renditions and dedications to Tubman above and be sure to check out the AP's Interactive Black History Month display.
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