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Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D.

Kate Clifford Larson, PhD. is a historian and author of Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. With degrees from Simmons College and Northeastern University, and a doctorate in history from the University of New Hampshire, Larson is the consultant for the Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study of the National Park Service. She also serves as the historical consultant and advisor to the Harriet Tubman State Park and Underground Railroad Center museum project in Dorchester County, MD. Dr. Larson is actively involved in a variety of public history initiatives related to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, including the State of Maryland’s Underground Railroad Map and Guide and the federally funded Corridor Management Plan for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway. Dr. Larson is currently consulting with Heritage New York to provide new interpretive programming for the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY. She lectures widely on Harriet Tubman, and the Underground Railroad, and has been a guest instructor at numerous professional development workshops for teachers on the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman, including National Endowment for the Humanities and Teaching American History programs. She serves on the advisory board of the Historic Context on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work on Harriet Tubman. Dr. Larson has written or collaborated on several successful NPS Network to Freedom nominations. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College.

Location: 33 Fells Road, Winchester, Massachusetts

Contact Person: Kate Clifford Larson

Contact Information: 781-756-1930 (main phone) / kcliflar@aol.com

Website: Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D.