Kathryn Harris will appear as Harriet Tubman, hero of the Underground Railroad, at the First Baptist Church of Bloomington Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3:00 pm, for a presentation and question and answer session. Kathryn, recently retired as division manager for library services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and as past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association (the first African American to head that organization) has portrayed Tubman more times than she can remember since the late 1990s. She has appeared in venues ranging from an elementary school room to an appearance at the Congressional Black Caucus. She will appear at Gettysburg later this fall.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave around 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. After her escape in 1849, she returned several times and led more than 70 enslaved persons, mostly relatives, to freedom. Tubman believed her efforts to free others from slavery was influenced by her Christian faith and that her success was owing to her faith and God’s leading and protection. An abolitionist friend once revealed Tubman “talked with God, and he talked with her every day of her life.”
Please join us for this powerful presentation which is appropriate for all ages.
First Baptist Church of Bloomington is located at 2502 E. College Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704. Applicable COVID restrictions will apply.