Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Hope School Edition


Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Hope School Edition

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Harriet Tubman Theater

Event Type



Free with Admission

Karen V. Hill, president & CEO of The Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY, discusses the lesser-known history of freedom icon Harriet Tubman. Through a combination of storytelling and mythbusting, Ms. Hill connects Tubman’s life to key issues that still resonate today. The program is perfect for students and educators.

Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Hope is in celebration of the U.S. Mint’s 2024 release of the Harriet Tubman Commemorative Coin, which are available for purchase in three denominations from the U.S. Mint and in the Freedom Store at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Surcharges from the sale of each coin will be equally split between the Freedom Center and The Harriet Tubman Home, supporting the mission of the organizations as they continue Tubman’s legacy.

You can also view a new statue installation celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman titled Beacon of Hope. The 11-foot statue was created by Wofford Sculpture Studio in 2023, depicting the transformation of Tubman from her difficult origins to a symbol of freedom and an American icon. The statue will remain on display at the Freedom Center through April.

All groups are required to have a reservation. Visit our Field Trip page or email Group Sales to learn more.

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