Kathryn Harris Portrayal of Harriet Tubman
Linking the past with the present, Kathryn Harris slips into the persona of the former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. In numerous trips back into the South, Harriet Tubman helped more than 300 slaves, including her own parents, escape to the North. After the Civil War broke out, she worked for the Union as a cook, a nurse, and even a spy. Harris has been telling the amazing story of Tubman’s faith, determination and courage for over a decade. She is the former director of Library Services at the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL.