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FREE LECTURE: Harriet Tubman

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Kennett Friends Meeting

125 West Sickle Street

Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Harriet Tubman

Lecture by Kate Clifford Larson,Author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero

Kennett Friends Meeting
125 West Sickle Street, Kennett Square, PA

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 suffered horrific 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 suffrage, in spite of racist politicians and suffragists who marginalized her contributions. Harriet Tubman, her life and her work, remains an inspiration 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.

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ABOUT THE 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 the Kennett area for a series of eight lectures. All lectures are free. They will occur once each month from November 2018 through June 2019. Seating is limited and reservations are requested.

For the full series and for more information, please visit our website at kennettundergroundrr.org

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