Honoring Harriet Tubman

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Kate Clifford Larson PhD will share her research, the developments of Harriet Tubman sites, and announce plans for Honoring Tubman in 2013 at the 11:30 a.m. National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum luncheon Saturday, Oct. 20, at Colgate University in Hamilton.

(Hamilton, Peterboro, NY – Oct. 2012) Kate Clifford Larson Ph.D will share her research, the developments of Harriet Tubman sites, and announce plans for Honoring Tubman in 2013 at the 11:30 a.m. National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum luncheon Saturday, Oct. 20, at Colgate University in Hamilton.

Born a slave in Maryland, Tubman’s birth date is unknown. Therefore Tubman’s death date March 10, 1913, has been observed as Tubman’s day of honor.  Special tributes and projects are planned for 2013, the centennial of her death year.

Larson presented the lecture on Harriet Tubman at Tubman’s induction to the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in October 2005. Tubman was one of the five abolitionists to be inducted in the first class at the Peterboro Hall of Fame.  Larson is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of History at Simmons College.

A Simmons alumna, she earned her Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire and is the author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2004).  Larson is also the consulting historian and curator for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All American Road. Eastern Shore, Maryland.

Larson will be introduced by Milton C. Sernett Ph.D., author of “Harriet Tubman:  Myth, Memory, and History.”

The Colgate University Upstate Institute afternoon symposia on inductees Abby Kelley Foster, Jermain Wesley Loguen, and George Gavin Ritchie will follow the luncheon.  Robert Weible, State Historian of New York and Chief Curator of the New York State Museum, will present The Irrepressible Conflict: New York State in the Civil War, the keynote address for the annual NAHOF dinner. The commemoration ceremonies of the three inductees to the Hall of Fame will follow dinner.

Panel presentations, exhibits and tours are available during the three-day event. The public is encouraged to attend the programs. For more information, visit www.NationalAbolitionHallofFameandMusuem.org, email nahofm1835@gmail.com or call 315.366.8101 or 315.684.3262.

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