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Member Program—Sneak Peek of Maryland Public Television’s “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” Documentary

The Maryland Center for History and Culture and Maryland Public Television (MPT) are teaming up to bring our members an exclusive sneak peek of segments from MPT’s soon-to-be released documentary, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom.

This in-person event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Explore the galleries and Museum Store before the program begins, beginning at 5 pm. This sneak peek will feature four clips from the film, followed by moderated discussions with a panel of historians, including Kate Larson, PhD, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of four critically acclaimed biographies, including Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, Jeff Ludwig, PhD, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York, and Dale Glenwood Green, PhD, Morgan State University Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation and a Vice President and Partner of Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates, PC. Lynne Robinson, award-winning producer, director, and writer and Executive Producer of Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom will moderate. A light reception will follow.

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About the Film

HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM is a rich and nuanced portrait of the woman known as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born in Dorchester County, Maryland, 200 years ago — 2022 marks her bicentennial —Tubman escaped north to Philadelphia in 1849, covering more than 100 miles alone. Once there, Tubman became involved in the abolitionist movement, and through the Underground Railroad guided more than 70 enslaved people to freedom. The film goes beyond the legend of Tubman to explore what motivated her — including divine inspiration — to become one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history. Executive produced by Academy Award-nominated Stanley Nelson and Lynne Robinson, the film is produced and directed by Nelson and Nicole London. The film is narrated by Emmy® Award-winning actor Alfre Woodard. Actor Wendell Pierce is featured as the voice of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. More information is available on the film’s website.