Harriet Tubman: From the Railroad to a Spy premieres on Sunday, April 2 at 6:00 pm
2022 marked the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth, as well as the memory of one of America’s most profound figures. Tubman was one of the nation’s leading human rights activists who assumed many roles, including that of an Underground Railroad conductor, army scout, nurse, and women’s rights champion.
Little is known about Tubman’s work outside of the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, she was in Beaufort County, South Carolina assisting in Union Army operations behind, as well as on the front line of battle. Among Tubman’s most notable wartime feats was that of June 2, 1863, where she participated in the planning and led Union troops from the 2nd South Carolina Infantry on a raid along the Combahee River. The operation was a pivotal and strategic victory for the Union Army and freed more than 750 enslaved people, making it the largest emancipation event of the Civil War. Colonel James Montgomery, commander of the regiment, later noted Tubman as “a most remarkable woman, and invaluable as a scout.”
Harriet Tubman: From the Railroad to a Spy is an epic documentary that tells her complete story. Journey through the events and details of her incredible life story that are seldom told; from the underground railroad, to her work as a Union Army scout and spy in military campaigns from South Carolina to Florida.