Artist Projects

The Outlaw Harriet Tubman


Shola Lynch

“I had reasoned, 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; for no man should take me alive.” –Harriet Tubman


The Outlaw Harriet Tubman is a narrative film about an unlikely but true action heroine: Harriet Tubman. Although denied education and unable to read and write, Harriet Tubman was strategic, charismatic and a sublime griot. This film recognizes her as a gifted strategist, woman of action and a fierce anti-slavery activist, allowing audiences to experience Harriet like they never have before.