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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk on Harriet Tubman

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk on Harriet Tubman by historian Kate Clifford Larson on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. The talk will take place in Grewen Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Kate Clifford Larson is a leading Harriet Tubman scholar and the author of “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero” (Ballantine/One World, 2004), one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. She has been working as a consultant and interpretive specialist for numerous museum, community and public history initiatives related to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Maryland and New York, and also served as the consulting historian for the National Park Service's Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study, resulting in the introduction of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park Act, now awaiting approval in Congress.

Larson is also the author of “The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln” (Basic Books, June 2008). She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history, as well as a master’s degree, from Simmons College, a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University and a doctorate in history from the University of New Hampshire. She is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College.

The event is sponsored by the history department, gender and women’s studies, department of multi-cultural affairs and the English department. For more information, call (315) 445-4477.

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posted on: 2/29/2012