I have really been looking forward to this film. Harriet Tubman is one of the most bad ass people in American history, and as I have gotten older, I have realized how fully robbed of her story I was in schools.
The first time I got wind that I knew nothing about Harriet Tubman was my second year as an Outdoor Afro leader. Our annual leader training was happening near Harper’s Ferry National Park, and one of our pre-training events included hiking on a section of the Underground Railroad. If you haven’t been to that park, I highly recommend you go. Harper’s Ferry (history-wise) is the blackest experience in the National Park Service. I might be inaccurate on that one, but of the national parks I’ve been to, it’s true. Anyway while there, I learned a lot more about Black resistance and realized it was much bigger than rebellions. It was widespread and was the reason so many restrictive laws were passed.
My next realization that I knew nothing about Tubman was while watching the show Underground. And seriously, NETFLIX OR HULU, I AM LOOKING AT YOU. BRING THAT SHOW BACK.