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Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage and Vision
  • Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In celebration of the March 2017 grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center, the National Archives joins the National Park Service in presenting a panel discussion examining the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation of her Maryland birthplace.

As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, abolitionist, suffragist, Civil War nurse, spy, commander, and freedom agent, Tubman’s contribution to the causes of universal freedom and equality rank her among the nation’s most significant agents of change.

Moderated by Dr. Ida Jones, archivist, Morgan State University, panelists include Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, director, public history program, Howard University; Cheryl LaRoche, American Studies Professor, University of Maryland; and Chris Elcock, architect.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.