The Harriet Tubman workshop was a refreshing course of a vital American Figure in the complex history of the United States. During times of slavery, Harriet Tubman was a game changer where those who spoke out and tried to make a difference in the lives of African Americans enslaved in America were killed. This workshop explored through the selected mediums that dwelled on the activist including showcasing her legacy through the unveiling of her statue at the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York.
The workshop explored Tubman’s history of enslavement, heroism in activism, and her lasting legacy. Harriet Tubman was born a slave, married a freed slave, and made her escape as an outlaw to the north where slaves were free. She decided that African Americans were not meant to serve as work mules and became the maternal savior as she constructed the legendary Underground Railroad. She made the selfless sacrifice of putting her life on the line in making 19 trips free more than 300 slaves including her parents and her siblings. She was met with much resistance, but also much support as other joined in on her journey to help free the slaves. Her role in the freeing the slaves is pivotal in US history. Harriet Tubman was an outspoken advocate in getting African Americans their due, including during her time during the civil war, she served as a nurse, kitchen director, scout and spy, and spokesperson for black soldiers. During that time, she would say that these black soldiers have sacrificed their lives to fight for their freedom, their country, and their kinsmen. They should be able to paid equally and get their correct pension from the government. This workshop displayed several pieces including music, stories, clips, and documents from the Government on the heroism and activism of Harriet Tubman. What should be taught is her dedication in being outspoken even to the government in order to get people including herself just dues for the sacrifice and dedication of others.