Harriet Tubman is an extraordinary historical figure. Famous during her lifetime and memorialized and commemorated periodically since her death in 1913, Tubman’s importance has grown dramatically in the past twenty years. A new feature film has launched Tubman into superhero status. What makes her so special and why now? Come hear about the real Harriet Tubman - the woman, warrior, soldier, activist, and leader - and join in a discussion of why her story not only resonates, but is so very much needed today.
This is a virtual program through Zoom. Register online by clicking here or by calling 978-465-4428 x242. A Zoom link will be sent to the email of registered participants one day prior to the presentation.
Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies: Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero; Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter; and The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. She has consulted on feature film scripts – most recently Focus Features’ Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo - documentaries, museum exhibits, animation and augmented reality productions, public history initiatives, and numerous publications. Her award-winning consulting work includes Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road, and the Harriet Tubman Home and National Park in Auburn, NY. Dr. Larson is frequently interviewed by local, national, and international radio programs and media outlets, and has appeared on national and international television broadcasts including BBC, PBS, and C-Span, cable networks and most recently CBS Sunday Morning. She is currently writing a biography of Civil Rights icon, Fannie Lou Hamer entitled Walk With Me, due out from Oxford University Press in 2021.