blackstarfestMarch 10th is #HarrietTubman Day! An extraordinary woman who risked her life often to free family and friends from slavery in the 1850s, she also conceived and executed perhaps the most daring military operation of the Civil War, the Combahee River Raid. She set up a spy network and then led soldiers in gunboats through water mined with torpedoes to rescue hundreds of slaves and bring them north, where some would fight for the Union.
Her story is coming to the big screen, in the works is a movie biopic based on her incredible life starring Tony-award winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple,) it's being directed by Seith Mann (The Wire, Dexter, Grey's Anatomy) and written by Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans). Erivo is currently working on the Steven McQueen-directed thriller Widows, opposite Viola Davis, #Moonlight‘s André Holland and #GetOut's Daniel Kaluuya.
Photo by Rachell Smith via @ellemagazineus
- tinabelike🙌🏾 So much greatness in one post. Can't wait to see this!
- blackstarfest@tinabelike us too!
- jesssolomonThank you for telling that history!
- sumsmilesGood post!
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