Meet Harriet Tubman
- Is this a Free Event? Yes
- Venue: Allen County Public Library
- Presented by: Allen County Public Library
- Dates: April 28, 2019
- Address: 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802
- Times: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
- Admission: Free
- Phone: (260) 421-1200
- Website: Visit Website
- Email: E-mail
- Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Known as the "Moses of her people," Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland around 1820. She escaped in 1849, probably via the Underground Railroad. Over the next 11 years, she returned to the South as many as 13 times as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad, guiding dozens of slaves to freedom. She was so successful that slaveholders posted a $40,000 reward for her capture or death. Tubman also served as a scout, spy, guerilla leader, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Come meet this remarkable woman as Kathryn Harris portrays Tubman and tells her story. Ms. Harris is the former library services director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL, and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
This Lincoln at the Library program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. It is free and open to the public.