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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson JANELL HOBSON HarrietTubman: A LegacyofResistance Harriet Tubman was a complicated woman, and in many ways, she remains a paradox. She is perhaps the most famous African American woman in the world, yet she is often overlooked or referenced as a mere footnote when the events...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Alexis Pauline Gumbs Abstract On June 2, 2013, Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and Mobile Homecoming organized a celebration of the 150 th anniversary of the Combahee River uprising, an epic event organized by Harriet Tubman in which nearly 800 enslaved Africans achieved their freedom...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 161–168.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson ]AN ELL HOBSON TheRapeof HarrietTubman This year marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of Harriet Tubman. I had the opportunity to celebrate that fact when I organized a special symposium on March 8, 2013, resulting in some thought-provoking critical papers on her legacy...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Karsonya Wise Whitehead KARSONYA WISE WHITEHEAD 1 HarrietTubman: FromMaternaMl othertoJezebel I. The Power of Change On August 19, 2013,Judith G. Bryant, the great-great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman, shared with me her concerns about Russell Simmons's decision to release the "Harriet Tubman Sex...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
... plans are designed primarily for sixty-minute class periods, the classroom activities may need to be extended to provide students with ample time to interpret, discuss, research, and understand the material. Overview:This lesson plan uses the life and experiences of Harriet Tubman as a prism through...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Andreá N. Williams Abstract Black activists Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Harriet Tubman, during the height of their involvement in the antislavery movement, lived as unmarried women amid a mid-nineteenth-century culture that ostensibly devalued singleness. This essay examines nineteenth-century...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Tubman's parents, Ben Ross and Harriet "Rit" Green, are probably born during this period in Dorchester County, Maryland. Both are enslaved, but by different masters. Anthony Thompson enslaves Ross; Atthow Pattison enslaves Green. 1797: Atthow Pattison dies and leaves Rit to his granddaughter, Mary Pattison...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 78–98.
Published: 01 September 2014
...dann j. Broyld Abstract Harriet Tubman and female fugitives from the United States maintained elevated expectations for British Canada during the late antebellum period. Their quest to reach Canadian soil was twofold: they wanted to resist enslavement in America, and also to sidestep sexual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive approaches to Black women’s insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often made visible in ways that distort, rendering her invisible. Scholars...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Vivian M. May Abstract Interpretive tools used to document and examine black women's insurgency can stifle as much as they reveal. Harriet Tubman is deservedly remembered for her sustained resistance to multiple forms of oppression. Yet, she is often portrayed in ways that misrecognize, distort...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Treva B. Lindsey; Jessica Marie Johnson Abstract In August 2013, the newly launched YouTube channel, All Def Digital, posted a video entitled “The Harriet Tubman Sextape.” Reactions to the tape were swift and overwhelmingly negative. Decrying the desecration of the iconic Tubman and the positing...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 219–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kate Clifford Larson Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 KATE CLIFFORD LARSON Afterword One hundred years after Harriet Tubman's death in 1913,President Barack Obama created the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument through Executive Order under the American Antiquities Act...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Abstract 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...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Brittney Cooper BRITTNEY COOPER Does AnyoneCareaboutBlack Women? One hundred fifty years after Harriet Tubman helped free 750 slaves during the Raid at Combahee Ferry, becoming the first woman in US history to successfully lead a military campaign, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons chose...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): v.
Published: 01 September 2014
... casts a new light on one of America's most well-known, heroic, and undertheorized icons: Harriet Tubman. Thanks to Dr. Hobson's skill and insight, Harriet Tubman-abolitionist, Union spy, women's suffragist, transnational activist, and philanthropist-will never be seen quite the same way again. Paula J...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 49–50.
Published: 01 September 2018
... mouth and brain like an endless bout of Atari’s Pong— you will be left with two options: exhale or explode.    Choose carefully. Harriet Tubman John Coltrane Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 If Harriet Tubman appears on the Caller ID, pick up. When violent Tzzz...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 225–227.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Clifford Larson, PhD.,is an historian, leading Harriet Tubman scholar, and the author ofBoundForthePromisedLand:HarrietTubman, PortraitofanAmericanHero(Ballantine/One World, 2004). She specializes in 19thand 20th century U.S.Women's and African American History, and teaches part time at Simmons College...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
...], Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and a host of other Black women who gave their lives for our freedom. Seeing us today as we are portrayed in the media I'm sure these Black women of the past and many currently great Black women weep for ou[r] souls and our lost integrity. (Sharion 2005) The dialectical...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 166–176.
Published: 01 March 2008
... nation is children are doing themselves a great injustice. This line of reasoning completely negates the contributions that black women have historically made to our struggle for liberation. These black women include Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. WellsBarnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Fannie...