Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

54m 6s

Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

Previews + Extras

  • Eastern Shore: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eastern Shore

    3m 41s

    Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1822 and forced to work — catching muskrats in the swamps and cleaning and caring for a colicky baby — by age five. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • Visions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Visions

    4m 5s

    While trying to protect a young boy chased by his enslaver, Tubman is hit in the head with a heavy metal weight which leaves her with lifelong seizures, terrible headaches and visions she interprets as being from God. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • Original Abolitionists: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Original Abolitionists

    4m 3s

    Traveling alone, Tubman escapes to Philadelphia and becomes involved with the Black abolitionist movement while the new Fugitive Slave Law makes life for African Americans even more dangerous. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • General Tubman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    General Tubman

    3m 28s

    During the Civil War, Tubman is a nurse and spy, and the mastermind behind the first major military operation in American history planned and executed by a woman — one that freed over 700 people. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • Extended Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Trailer

    1m 50s

    Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

  • Cotton Is King: asset-original

    Cotton Is King

    3m 10s

    Young Harriet and her family live with the terror of being separated and sold to the Deep South. Public slave auctions are common and Harriet witnesses her older sisters being dragged away in chains. "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom" is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • The Escape: asset-original

    The Escape

    4m 8s

    With her two brothers, Tubman makes her first attempt to escape, braving the terrifying fate faced by runaways including beating, maiming and death. "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom" is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • Wade in the Water: asset-original

    Wade in the Water

    4m 16s

    Tubman’s fearlessness, extensive knowledge of the land and skills at subterfuge and disguise make her a brilliant conductor on the Underground Railroad. "Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom" is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and narrated by Alfre Woodard.

  • The Inspiring Life Story of Harriet Tubman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Inspiring Life Story of Harriet Tubman

    1m

    Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

Similar Shows

WETA Passport

Stream tens of thousands of hours of your PBS and local favorites with WETA Passport whenever and wherever you want. Catch up on a single episode or binge-watch full seasons before they air on TV.