Breakout #3: HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE FAITH DREAMS OF A FREE PEOPLE

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Harriet Tubman is among the most famous Americans ever born and soon to be the face of the twenty-dollar bill. Yet often she’s a figure more out of myth than history, almost a comic-book superhero. Despite being barely five feet tall, unable to read, and suffering from a brain injury, Tubman managed to escape from her enslavement; return again and again to lead others north to freedom without loss of life; speak out powerfully against slavery; and then become the first American woman in history to lead a military raid, freeing some seven hundred people. You could almost say she was America’s Robin Hood, a miraculous vision, often rightly celebrated but seldom understood. Award-winning historian TIYA MILES, the author of two recently published books on Tubman, will show us the real Harriet Tubman behind the myth.

July 20
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

TBD

Tiya Miles

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