Earth * Body * Sky: The Inner and Outer Visions of Harriet Tubman | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Earth * Body * Sky: The Inner and Outer Visions of Harriet Tubman


Mountain Top Arboretum
4 Maude Adams Rd
Tannersville, NY 12485

42.222147 -74.134686

County: Greene
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 28, 2024, 10:00AM


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description Harriet Tubman (ca.1822-1913) is most renowned for her work as an Underground Railroad conductor who freed more than 70 people from slavery. She later went on to free close to 750 people from slavery during the Civil War at the Combahee River, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to lead a military raid in 1863. What is lesser known is how Tubman achieved these feats through an inner and outer vision connecting her disabled body with the natural environment through her deep-seated spiritual faith. Dr. Janell Hobson will explore the complex history of Tubman's Black eco-feminist consciousness, from slavery in the South to post-emancipation freedom in upstate New York, in this public lecture. Janell Hobson is Professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany. She is also Director of both Undergraduate Studies and the Honors Program. She joined the core faculty shortly after receiving her PhD in Women's Studies at Emory University. Hobson has since devoted her research, teaching, and service to multiracial and transnational feminist issues in the discipline with a focus on representations and histories of women in the African Diaspora. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds, which are open until dusk. Organization Hosting the Event Mountain Top Arboretum Phone Number 518-589-3903


Advance registration required.
Spots are open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit our website to learn more and register (click on the "Registration is Required" link)
Members of Mountain Top Arboretum will be welcomed free of charge; non-members are asked to pay a $10 donation.

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: No

Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Not suitable for children under age 12.

Wheelchair Accessible
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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