Published January 18, 2019
Harriet Tubman, Black disabled woman and anti-slavery hero

When we were producing Episode Three of American Dissent, we wanted to highlight one of our “dissent heroes:” Harriet Tubman. We found Vilissa Thompson’s essay “The Harriet Tubman Casting Cripping Up Issue” and knew we needed to share it.

Listen to Vilissa Thompson (LCSW, Founder and CEO, Ramp Your Voice!) explain why it is important to discuss disability when we talk about Harriet Tubman, and what Tubman’s legacy means for anti-racist disability advocates today.

Find more of Vilissa’s writing at her website, Ramp Your Voice! You can also support her using Patreon.


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