Flier for "Harriet" Film Screening at Lincoln Depot Museum

“Harriet” Film Screening

oin in one of this year’s first Peekskill commemorations of Juneteenth – the observance of a symbolic day when former slaves finally learned that they were free.

When telling the story of American slavery, abolition and emancipation, there are many heroes whose names are regularly mentioned: Sojourner Truth, William Still, Frederick Douglass.

But one of the most well-known, an abolitionist, activist and a conductor on the Underground Railroad who brought no fewer than 70 enslaved people to freedom,  is Harriet Tubman. Born into enslavement herself, she would eventually escape to the north where she dedicated her life first to rescuing others from slavery, and then to abolishing slavery altogether.

Among her notable quotes, she was reported to have said:

“Slavery is the next thing to hell.”

I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death;

if I could not have one, I would have the other…

Join us at the museum for screening of the 2019 Feature Film: Harriet, and learn more about this extraordinary woman and her extraordinary life.


09 Jun 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Lincoln Depot Museum
10 South Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566