HARRIET – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

We’re so used to our historical figures, our Great Men, requiring a bit of grading-on-a-curve. “Oh, we must forgive So-and-So for that aspect of his life and work, times were different then.” Meanwhile, one of our great true heroes — someone who needs no justifying or qualifying — has been all but left out of the collective American imagination.

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HARRIET – Review by Martha K Baker

Harriet tells the biography of Harriet Tubman, freedom fighter, escaped slave, a Moses to her people. There has not been a biography of this great American, which says a lot about the attention the film industry pays to women and to people of color, even though they be heroines. “Harriet” is both effective and affective.

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