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Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Action
  • Darrell Gane-McCalla, artist
    born 1981
    active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    C & D Printshop, printer
  • Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Action, 2001
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 409 x 267 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 10 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.007

Illustration of Harriet Tubman leading a crowd of people in red and gray. Descriptive text at bottom of image. Text at the top describes the scene: “On June 3rd 1863 Harriet Tubman led Union troops in a guerilla action at Combahee River, South Carolina, leading over 750 slaves to freedom. It was the first and only military action to be conceived and led by a woman in U.S. history.”