And Still We Rise: Harriet and Sojourner

HARRIET AND SOJOURNER

Two African American women -- one from upstate New York and the other from rural Maryland -- helped to reshape America. As we deal with ongoing bigotry, prejudice and racial divides in our nation, the personal stories of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth inspire us to tap into our “better selves.”

Though the two women only met later in life, their often parallel lives became an inspiration. Tubman, known as the “Black Moses” of the Underground Railroad, dedicated her life to creating safe passage for people escaping slavery. Truth worked to abolish slavery and promote equal rights for women.

This presentation delves into the lives and impact of Tubman and Truth, and the need to embrace their stories in our troubled times.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

Event type:

Lectures & author talks