Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery, then went back into the lion’s den again and again, to free more enslaved people - despite an over $40,000 bounty on her (the equivalent to over $1 million today).
She freed more than 300 people and said she “never lost a single passenger."
Her incredible story will finally hit the big screen this November, with the film “Harriet.” She’s played by Cynthia Erivo, a Tony award-winning British stage actress who recently broke into Hollywood.
Beyond conducting the Underground Railroad, Tubman also served as a spy during the Civil War. And not many people know that later, she was a voting activist AND opened a nursing home for elderly Black people - her entire life was dedicated to her people!
It’s unclear whether her later life will be in the film, or if it will focus on her time on the Underground Railroad.
This isn’t the first time a film about Tubman has been attempted. Hollywood has tried, and failed, many times - though there have been some TV series based on her. It’s about time one of the greatest Americans to ever live has her story told on the big screen!
To watch the trailer, click here. The film comes out in November 2019 - will you go see it?