Harriet Tubman Takes Center Stage in ‘Underground’

“Underground” is created and written by Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Heroes,” “Daredevil”).

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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman takes the stage and gives a definitive and historic speech in an upcoming episode of WGN America’s hit series, “Underground.”

The racy series, which airs Wednesday, follows a group of slaves who escape a Georgia plantation in the 1850s.

Titled “Minty,”  the upcoming episode shows Tubman (played by actress Aisha Hinds) as she makes a fervent plea to abolitionists to change their viewpoint and challenges them to take action against those who are determined to oppress others.

“Playing Harriet Tubman is both a great honor and also a tremendous call to duty as we examine how familiar the pain of our past can be felt in the present,” shares Hinds.   In sight of and in spite of the overwhelming obstacles stacked against her, Harriet transcended bondage and inspired generations in the pursuit of liberty.”

Underground” is created and written by Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Heroes,” “Daredevil”), who serve as Executive Producers alongside Emmy-winning director Anthony Hemingway (“The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Treme”).

“Underground” will air on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, with back-to-back encores throughout the night.

(Pictured: Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman)

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