Upcoming Harriet Tubman Biopic Highlights the Faith of Courageous, Iconic Abolitionist

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET, a Focus Features release.
Credit: Glen Wilson / Focus Features

A biopic on the historical mission of Harriet Tubman will hit theaters this fall, giving viewers a glimpse into the faith-led mission of the iconic abolitionist.

“Harriet” will take viewers on a ride through history showcasing how Tubman legendarily led slaves to freedom in America via the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s.

Playing the lead is actress Cynthia Erivo, who powerfully showcases the bravery of Tubman and her journey north to find freedom. She would ultimately return to the South to help free her friends and family who were still enslaved.

“God don’t mean people to own people,” Tubman is heard saying in the trailer. “I will give every last drop of blood in my veins until this monster called slavery is dead.”

According to a statement shared with The Christian Post, the anticipated film will illustrate how Tubman made it to safety multiple times by direction from the Holy Spirit in visions and dreams given to her from God.

“As the ‘Moses’ of her time and first woman to lead an armed expedition in war, ‘Harriet’ proves to be the perfect example of a fearless, faithful leader that all people of faith can relate to and admire.”

“Harriet” also features singer and actress Janelle Monáe, playing the role of one of Tubman’s mentors. Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Nettles and Joe Alwyn are also part of the cast.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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