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.
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