On March 8, 2013, renowned black feminists Barbara Smith and Beverly Guy-Sheftall were brought together on the same panel, moderated by historian Paula Giddings, in a compelling conversation that closed out the first day of the Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance Symposium at the University at Albany, SUNY, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tubman's passing on March 10, 1913. In answering the panel's question, “What would Harriet do?,” they addressed the legacy of the famous legend, from how Tubman is remembered to how she is taught (or not taught) to how she might react to the struggles of today, including issues of violence, mass incarcerations, and the election of the first black president of the United States.

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