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Catch Me if You Can: Fresh Interpretations of Harriet Tubman’s Journey Through Slavery and Freedom

Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30pm

Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Harriet Tubman's narrative – from slave to emancipator, freedom fighter to civil rights activist - is one of the most famous liberation stories children are taught in elementary classrooms.

Until recently, Tubman’s life story had been passed down through vaguely document- ed 19th century sources and scores of 20th century juvenile biographies, with little acknowledgement for historical accuracy.

What is her real story and how can new interpretations effectively challenge a multitude of myths created and shaped by a 150 years of regional, social, cultural, racial, and political influences?

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