The sixth installment of the second season of Underground will be a solo performance by actress Aisha Hinds, focused on her portrayal of Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, who led many enslaved black people to freedom.
Over the last few years, I have spent a lot of time thinking, talking and writing about the war on drugs, particularly how it affects black women. And it is clear that the writers of WGN’s Underground, the exceptional runaway hit show that tracks the movements on the Underground Railroad, have been, too.
Harriet Tubman is having a moment. Right now she is the “it” girl of history.
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On the heels of federal park officials formally establishing the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York, a new photo of Tubman has surfaced. According to historians, Tubman was between the ages of 43 and 46 when the photo was taken.
With John Legend as its executive producer, WGN’s Underground series had an enormous first season, and next month’s season 2 premiere is sure to have fans talking. Especially when gun-toting Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds, makes her debut.
A national historical park meant to honor Underground Railroad hero and iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman in her hometown in upstate New York is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, the Associated Press reports.
Harriet Tubman will still be appearing on the $20 bill, despite an Iowa representative's best efforts to stop the Treasury Department from redesigning the currency.