Famous Speech Friday: Harriet Tubman's fable on colonizing slaves
The Eloquent Woman
APRIL 29, 2016
In Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero , historian Kate Clifford Larson shares that story and also notes that Tubman was smart politically, and important as a storyteller representing black women at a time when they were rare on the speaking stage: A great storyteller she was.She moved her audiences deeply. Like Sojourner Truth , she was accused of being a man in part due to her speaking skills.