Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait (detail) by Harvey B.  Lindsley, between ca. 1871 and 1876. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Harriet’s Political Will: Black Women’s Electoral Strength in an Era of Fractured Politics

Black women have long gone above and beyond the call of duty in their contributions to American civic life, particularly when it comes to voter turnout and political participation, often with little to no recognition. Following a panel discussion, an ensemble cast performs an art piece exploring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, a civic organizer and political activist before her time, through music, dance, and drumming.


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