We’ve read about Harriet Tubman’s inspirational story in history books and now her triumphant tale is coming to the big screen. Cynthia Erivo will star as the iconic freedom fighter in the upcoming film Harriet.
According to the press release, Harriet will chronicle “her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity” as she “freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.”
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters star in the heroic film
See the trailer and what #BlackTwitter is saying about it, below:
Harriet Tubman wasn't just a conductor on the Underground Railroad, she was an armed scout & spy for the Union Army who helped lead a raid on Confederates in SC that freed hundreds of enslaved people. She fought for women's suffrage & founded a home for the elderly. 1/— We Can Build A Better World 🕊 (@BreeNewsome) July 23, 2019
Harriet Tubman was really an OG. I hope this film does her radical work justice.— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) July 23, 2019
I don’t get out to the movies a lot... but this right here👌🏾✊🏾💯 #TeamDL #Repost @theshaderoom with get_repost— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 23, 2019
・・・#PressPlay: Okayyy!! How we pulling up to the #HarrietTubman movie #Roommates?! https://t.co/DAKtZo1gyC