The Sound World of Harriet Tubman

In spring 2019, I went on a trip to the birthplace of Harriet Tubman. The experience of learning Tubman’s story set me on the trajectory to be able to explore the songs she sang, and the sound world in which she lived, so that we can better understand her life.

This essay is a sound collage and discussion of the early African American music culture that molded one of our most prolific ancestors.