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Kathryn Harris interviewed as Harriet Tubman

Published 6 years ago

For a complete interview with Kathryn Harris including transcripts, an abstract, and donated photos see the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Oral History Website at: http://goo.gl/XJD6lW Kathryn Harris began reenacting Harriet Tubman in the late 1990s, and does so in this interview. Harriet talks about her experiences as a ‘conductor’ for the antebellum Underground Railroad. Over a period of roughly ten years, Tubman made nearly a score of trips to the slave states to lead slaves to freedom in the north, risking her own life and freedom each time she went south. Harris has portrayed Tubman countless times, both to adult and children’s groups, and at the conclusion of the interview, she discusses how this experience has enriched her own life
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