Harriet Tubman, Chautauqua History Alive Talk

Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Harriet Tubman – with Duff Bruce, founding Greenville Chautauqua Board Member and former owner of The Open Book.

Harriet Tubman is best known for escaping slavery and helping others to do the same along the famed Underground Railroad. But no single act in Tubman’s life would free more people than the Combahee River Raid, right here in South Carolina.

What kind of courage does it take for a fugitive slave to return to the South to serve the Union army without pay – nurse the wounded – sneak into Confederate South Carolina to spy and recruit slaves – and ultimately lead soldiers with Col James Montgomery to raid rice plantations along the Combahee River in South Carolina freeing 700 or more slaves? – Let’s talk about it.

This event is NOT a costumed performance. Harriet Tubman will be performed by Becky Stone in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 15 -24.

FREE event and parking

Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601