6 episodes

Following Harriet is a podcast that takes a closer look at the life of one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history. It also puts Harriet in a broader context, examining the 19th Century experience of African Americans, especially in Virginia.

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    • 4.5 • 721 Ratings

Following Harriet is a podcast that takes a closer look at the life of one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history. It also puts Harriet in a broader context, examining the 19th Century experience of African Americans, especially in Virginia.

    Bonus: The Ultimate Outdoorswoman from Out There

    Bonus: The Ultimate Outdoorswoman from Out There

    You probably learned about Harriet Tubman in school growing up — how she led slaves to freedom on the underground railroad. But she was a lot more than an activist and freedom fighter. She was a daughter, wife, entrepreneur — and a talented outdoorswoman.

    This episode from the podcast Out There explores Tubman’s relationship with nature, unpacks how that history shapes the way Black Americans engage with the outdoors today and shows how a closer look at Tubman could offer new perspectives on who belongs outdoors.

    • 28 min
    Bonus: Musician Rhiannon Giddens on Harriet

    Bonus: Musician Rhiannon Giddens on Harriet

    This bonus episode is a condensed version of our interview with musician, artist and activist Rhiannon Giddens, founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We talk to her about her song "At the Purchaser's Option," her music and Harriet Tubman.

    If you’d like to learn more about visiting places that tell the story of Harriet Tubman, The Underground Railroad and the 19th Century African American experience, especially in the state of Virginia, go to https://www.virginia.org/harriet.

    • 19 min
    Harriet’s Legacy Today: Strength, Courage & Triumph

    Harriet’s Legacy Today: Strength, Courage & Triumph

    In this episode, we pull Harriet’s story and the story of the African American experience in 19th Century America right through to the present. We talk about why a movie like Harriet, and how it depicts the way she lived her life, is so important to us as Americans at this time. Go to Virginia.org/Harriet to learn more.

    • 23 min
    The Enslaved & the Virginia Freedom Seekers

    The Enslaved & the Virginia Freedom Seekers

    As we learn about Harriet Tubman, we also get a better understanding of the broader experience for African Americans in the 19th Century. We travel to museums throughout Virginia and to the presidential homes of Thomas Jefferson (Monticello) and James Madison (Montpelier) to hear how those stories are being told today. Go to Virginia.org/Harriet to learn more.

    • 23 min
    Becoming Harriet

    Becoming Harriet

    Harriet Tubman lived an even more extraordinary life than the short history lesson we got about her in school. She was a wife and mother, an entrepreneur, a soldier, a spy, a nurse and an activist who fought for women’s right to vote. In this episode, we explore the life of one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history through interviews with leading historians and educators. Go to Virginia.org/Harriet to learn more.

    • 31 min
    Introducing 'Following Harriet'

    Introducing 'Following Harriet'

    “Following Harriet” is a podcast that takes a closer look at the life of Harriet Tubman, one of the bravest and most extraordinary women in our country’s history. Through interviews with leading historians, educators and even the director of the upcoming Focus Features film Harriet, it puts the American icon in a broader context and examines the 19th Century experience of African Americans, especially in Virginia. New episodes start October 22, 2019. Visit Virginia.org/Harriet for more info.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
721 Ratings

721 Ratings

Hawthorne the Pitbull ,

Engaging

Diving into the complicated life of Harriet Tubman was a wonderful way to spend my time.

bk orange ,

A Step back in Time

This is a wonderful production. I felt as though I was transported back to that era. I have studied history for a long time, always looking for what our reality was like during that shameful period in our nation’s history. I was able to actually visualize her life through this production and realize how dimensional and phenomenal Harriet Tubman truly was. I thank you. Well done. I must add, the music that accompanied the narrative was wonderful and fit it to a tee!

JaiHB ,

Captivated

This is so sad but its truth!!!

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