A Speculative Tribute to Harriet Tubman


Yesterday, I wrote a post about historical revisionism, which included the whitewashing of Harriet Tubman in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Today, I want to showcase artists who have created speculative fiction with Harriet Tubman.

* Pierre Bennu of Exit the Apple‘s Black Moses Barbie mock commercials:

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These commercials “for a Black Moses Barbie toy celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman is part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.”

*Balogun‘s steampunk novel Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman Book 1: Kings. Read Alicia McCalla’s interview with Balogun about the book. Both Book 1: Kings and the sequel Book 2: Judges are available in e-book and print.

He also will be premiering this month a film called Rite of Passage: Initiation, which based on a story by Milton Davis. Here is the description:

In this Steampunk short film, Freedom fighter, Dorothy, must overcome hardship – and survive a brutal battle with her iron-fisted mentor, Harriet Tubman – in order to become a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

For more information on Balogun’s work with Harriet Tubman, click here

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2 thoughts on “A Speculative Tribute to Harriet Tubman”

  1. Thanks, so much, for your support. It is greatly appreciated! I am happy to announce that Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman Book 2 is available – combined with Book 1 – in print!
    Harriet Tubman is – after my mother – my most beloved hero and – after my wife and children – my greatest inspiration.

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