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WCNY to Host Harriet Tubman Event in Partnership with the Seward House Museum

WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned public broadcaster, in partnership with the Seward House Museum, will host the “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” screening and discussion event on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater in Auburn, NY.

The event will explore the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. The event begins with a welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the screening of the PBS documentary, “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” at 6 p.m. A live Q&A panel discussion with local experts will begin immediately following the screening.


– Judith Gladys Bryant, Great-Great Grandniece of Harriet Tubman

– Vanessa Johnson, Griot and Storyteller in the West African Tradition

– Kimerly Cornish, A Native of Cambridge, MD and Collateral Descendant of Harriet Tubman

– Justin Harris, Tour Guide and Former Interpretive Intern for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park


– Jeffrey Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum

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Members of the media interested in covering the event at the Carriage House Theater at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn, please contact by Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. EST.


About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through online streaming technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates four digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music.


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