The ending of Harriet reveals the abolitionist and former slave would go on to lead troops in the Civil War and free hundreds of additional slaves. Based on the true story of Harriet Tubman, Harriet is based on the true story one of the most successful “conductors” of the Underground Railroad. Written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, Harriet features performances from Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, and more. Harriet was nominated for two Academy Awards, both which were for Cynthia Erivo, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Music for her performance of the song “Stand Up.”

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Author: Stephen M. Colbert

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