Family Program: Celebrating Harriet Tubman's 200th Birthday

3:00 pm
4:00 pm
Woodmere Art Museum

FREE | Pre-registration required for in-person event (registration button at bottom of page)

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Woodmere Art Museum joins Philadelphia's city-wide celebration of the 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman with a family program for all ages. Discover the courage and determination of Harriet Tubman as a young girl through a musical interpretation and narration of Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, illustrated by renowned artist, Jerry Pinkney. Original music, composed by Warren Oree, will be performed by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. The spirit and tenacity of the eight-year-old Minty is conveyed through Pinkney's artworks, which will be projected on a large screen during the program. 

Written by Alan Schroeder, Minty (1996) is the fictional story of Harriet Tubman’s early childhood. Born into slavery, Minty grew up on a Maryland plantation owned by the Brodas family. While some of the story is invented, many of the basic facts are true. Tubman’s given name was Araminta, and her nickname was Minty. The story offers a portrait of Minty’s resilient spirit and imagines how the cruelties and injustices on the plantation fed her unrelenting desire to gain her freedom and that of others.  

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 19. Any questions? Email

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