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Talks
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Eric Foner (moderator)
Tue, January 19, 2021 | 6 pm ET | $20 (Members, $10; Chairman's Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Presented LIVE on Zoom

Harriet Tubman inspired generations of civil rights activists with her heroic work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. However her extraordinary accomplishments encompass even more. Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses Harriet Tubman’s full biography, including her advocacy for women’s suffrage, her service in the Union Army during the Civil War, and her experiences as an entrepreneur, nurse, mother, fundraiser, philanthropist, and wife.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author of She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman. Eric Foner (moderator) is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.

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