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On Monday, April 22 at 6:45 pm the Smithsonian Associates presents an evening program with book signing on Harriet Tubman.  Tickets are required.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Harriet Tubman holds a revered place in American history and culture. harriet tubman - SA event - april 22Her accomplishments in helping fugitive slaves to freedom are among the most significant aspects of the abolitionist movement. A new Hollywood biopic is set for release in 2019, and there is talk of Tubman’s likeness replacing Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill.

Drawing on her new novel The Tubman Command, historian Elizabeth Cobbs examines a chapter in Tubman’s life that is less well-known: her Civil War military service in South Carolina. Tubman worked for the Union army as a nurse, a cook, and a spy. She recruited a group of former slaves to hunt for rebel camps and report on the movement of the Confederate troops. In 1863, she was the first woman to spearhead an armed expedition in the war when she guided a raid at Combahee Ferry, a mission.

Not long after the Civil War, Congress awarded men who had served under her the pensions of scouts, while Tubman petitioned 30 years for her own, and was finally awarded the annuity of a nurse—less than half the pay of a scout.

An award-winning novelist and documentary filmmaker, Cobbs is the author of eight books, including the nonfiction The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers and New York Times bestselling historical novel, The Hamilton Affair.

The Tubman Command (Arcade) is available for sale and signing.


  • Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Time: 6:45 pm
  • Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center | 1100 Jefferson Dr SW | WDC
  • Cost: $20 members | $30 non-members
For more information, please visit Newseum Series – The President & the Press.
WHEN: June 10, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
WHERE: Knight TV Studio  |  555 Pennsylvania Ave NW  |  Washington, DC 20001
COST: Free with Newseum admission.

april eventThe Newseum continues its new series “The President and Press” with April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst.

Ryan will talk about her coverage of the Trump administration and will also discuss her new book, “At Mama’s Knees: Mothers and Race in Black and White.”The Newseum continues its new series “The President and Press” with April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst.

The book interweaves a series of stories from iconic figures including former President Barack Obama, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, about what their mothers told them about race.

The book also includes Ryan’s personal stories, including the way her mother talked to her about race and Ryan’s perspective as a White House correspondent.

 A book signing will follow the program.

“The President and the Press” explores the Trump administration’s relationship with the press, pertinent challenges to the First Amendment, and protecting the free flow of information in a divided nation.