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CANCELLED: Harriet Tubman Tribute
Press Release · Friday, February 14, 2020

Washington, DC

On Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m., the National Archives presents a tribute to Harriet Tubman with special performances and remarks from a descendant of the famous abolitionist. Reserve a seat; watch the program livestream.

Harriet Tubman Tribute and Performances
Join us for a special tribute to the amazing Harriet Tubman: spy, scout, U.S. Civil War nurse abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, and women’s suffrage supporter. Tonight we will welcome Ernestine “Tina” Martin Wyatt, thrice great grand-niece of Harriet Tubman, with performances by Millicent Sparks (Harriet Tubman Living History Performer), the All Souls Jubilee Singers, historian Carol Gibbs, violinist Roy Hill, and the Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers.

This performance is part of an ongoing series of programs related to the exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at Seventh Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

Related Exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by looking beyond suffrage parades and protests to the often overlooked story behind this landmark moment in American history. This fuller retelling of the struggle for women’s voting rights illustrates the dynamic involvement of American women across the spectrum of race, ethnicity, and class to reveal what it really took to win the vote for one-half of the people. On display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through January 3, 2021. 

Presented in conjunction with our exhibition: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

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