EXCLUSIVE CLIP: See how illiteracy almost sidelined Tubman in ‘Harriet’ sneak peek

Focus Features

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriett Tubman in the highly-anticipated film, Harriet, due out November 1 from Focus Features.


Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into oneof America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves andchanged the course of history.

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The untold story of an American hero, Harriet traces the remarkable life of the iconic freedom fighter whose courage and resourcefulness knew no bounds. Brought to the screen by acclaimed filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Eye’s Bayou), the film celebrates a woman who by sheer force of will and fortitude defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.

In this exclusive sneak peek, we see how illiteracy nearly sidelined the freedom fighter from saving countless slaves and how she refused to let any obstacle stand between her and her heroic destiny.

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The film also stars Lamar Odom, Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Omar J. Dorsey, Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monae among others. It is produced by Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Gregory Allen Howard.

Harriet hits theaters November 1.