Learn About and Celebrate the Freedom Fighter
at Sites Nationwide
The eagerly anticipated film, Harriet, a biopic about one of America’s greatest heroines, premieres in theaters nationwide today (Nov. 1). Fans seeking to learn more about Harriet Tubman’s legacy beyond the big screen, can do so at sites around the country that highlight her incredible life story.
Determined to live free, Harriet Tubman tried more than once to escape slavery. In 1849, she seized an opportunity.
Hiding by day and traveling by night, Tubman stealthily journeyed through her native Maryland, then Delaware, and finally, Pennsylvania. There in Philadelphia—birthplace of American democracy, where the Quaker abolitionist movement thrived, and home to Seventh Ward, the largest community of free African-Americans— her new life began.