Kate Clifford Larson, Author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
Saturday, March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kate Clifford Larson, Author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, presents “Harriet Tubman”
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow enslaved people
to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Tubman su ered horri c abuse and endured painful separations from her family. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation—and then she returned to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad. After the Civil War, Tubman worked for civil rights and women’s su rage, in spite of racist politicians and su ragists who marginalized her contributions. Harriet Tubman, her life and her work, remains an inspira- tion to all who value freedom. Larson reveals the truth behind the myth and shares some of her remarkable research that unearthed Tubman’s real life story.
ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES:
Enslaved, Freedom-Seeking, and Free
19th-Century African American Life in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC) and Hadley announce a joint effort to bring eminent scholars and authors from New England, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to this area for a series of eight lectures.
All lectures are FREE and will occur once each month from November 2018 through June 2019. The lectures will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Please visit the EventBrite page to reserve your place.
Kennett Friends Meeting
125 W. Sickle St., Kennett Square, PA
Parking onsite in the asphalt lot. Lawn parking if weather cooperates. Garage parking 0.2mi on East Linden Street (free on weekends).