Prof. Robertson's documentary,
"Daughters of the New Republic," explores the lives of Harriet Tubman
and her biographer Genevan Sarah Bradford, and why Tubman trusted Bradford to
tell her story to the world.
Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle
for freedom in the United States. Her story might have been lost to history
except for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her friend's
biography. But who was she? Why did she say, "Yes," when others
called her plan to make a heroine of a black woman and slave a "quixotic attempt,"
doomed to failure from the start. Working
together, these two indomitable women, one born a slave and a hero of the Civil
War, the other born into a privileged New York family, gave voice to their
shared vision of the New Republic.
Maggie Moore-Holley is a historic reenactor
who delivers her own original reenactment of famed abolitionist and suffragist,
Harriet Tubman. She is also a member of
Rochester’s African American Women’s Gospel Choir AKOMA , whose West African
Akan name means patience, endurance, consistency and faithfulness.
1 p.m. event will be held in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church in
Penn Yan with entrance on Main Street.
Tickets are $5 for Yates County History Center members and $10 for
non-members. Children attend at no
event is part of YCHC’s year long celebration of the 100th
anniversary of NYS Women’s Right To Vote.
It is also one of many events offered throughout the state during I Love
NY’s Path Through History Weekend. For
more information, please call the Yates County History center at (315)536-7318.