Two significant abolitionists are subjects of a twin set of documentaries, "Becoming Frederick Douglass" and "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom," co-productions of Maryland Public Television and Firelight Films and released by PBS this month (October).
(The Conversation) Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually as an abolitionist. A historian of American slavery notes how belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.
(RNS) — “God don’t mean people to own people.” That simple statement, uttered by Cynthia Erivo in the title role of "Harriet," a new movie about Harriet Tubman, reveals a truth long known by scholars of the woman dubbed “Moses.”
BOSTON (RNS) — Two weeks ago, the government walked back its plan to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s face for eight additional years. But that didn't end the matter at Hope Central Church in Boston.