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She Came To Slay: The Life And Times Of Harriet Tubman

Jan 1, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses her new book, She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

Dunbar presents a fresh take on Tubman, a former enslaved woman who is best known for liberating hundreds of slaves. She was also a fierce suffragist, advocate for the elderly, and the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War. Dunbar shows how Tubman's fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

Guest:

Erica Armstrong DunbarProfessor of History at Rutgers University and author of She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

Web Resources:

The Guardian:  She Came to Slay: Tubman biography looks beyond Underground Railroad

The New Yorker: The Haunted Image of Harriet Tubman on the Twenty-Dollar Bill