Legacy of Slave Liberator to be Discussed at Converse
The life and legacy of one of the Underground Railroad’s most important engineers will be the topic of discussion at Converse College Thursday (Sept. 23) at 7 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall.
Sponsored by the Southern Association for Women Historians, noted historian Dr. Catherine Clinton will speak about Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the “Moses of her people.” Tubman (1820-1913), is credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom over a 10 year span via the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses for runaway slaves on their journey north to freedom. Tubman also became a leader in the abolitionist movement, and during the Civil War she was a nurse as well as a spy for the federal forces in South Carolina.
A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Clinton is author of 25 books including Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Her books will be available and a book signing will follow her discussion.