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Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, Public Information Officer, 315-568-2991
Seneca Falls, NY – Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to host the premiere showing of “Daughters of the New Republic: Sarah Bradford and Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 pm in the park’s Guntzel Theater. The film’s maker, Linda Robertson, Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will be introducing the historical documentary about Susan Bradford’s life and times in Geneva, NY and her collaboration with Harriet Tubman in writing Tubman’s well known biographies.
Bradford wrote two works on Tubman, one in 1869 and the other in 1886, utilizing extensive interviews with Tubman. Proceeds from the books were used for Tubman’s support. Bradford lived in the Bradford House in Geneva, NY, which now houses the Hobart and William Smith Admissions Office. In the preface of Bradford's first biography of Harriet Tubman she states, “By the graphic pen of Mrs. Stowe, the incidents of such a life as that of the subject of this little memoir might be wrought up into a tale of thrilling interest, equaling, if not exceeding, anything in her world-renowned "Uncle Tom's Cabin;" but the story of Harriet Tubman needs not the drapery of fiction; the bare unadorned facts are enough to stir the hearts of the friends of humanity, the friends of liberty, the lovers of their country.” We hope you can join us for the showing of this very special film.
For more information, please check out our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call us at (315) 568-0024. The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and all sites, and programs, within Women’s Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/