Travel Channel Tours FAMU's Black Archives Museum For Harriet Tubman Mystery

Sep 30, 2016

Harriet Tubman

Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum is stopping in Tallahassee for its season premiere tonight. The show filmed a segment on Harriet Tubman, and Florida A&M University’s Black Archives museum will be featured.

The segment focuses on Tubman’s role not as a freedom fighter—but possible union spy. And FAMU Museum Director Nashid Madyun will feature the Tubman’s gun and sword, which are on display at the Black Archives building:

“She provided information and led troops, and that was unheard of well into the 20th century--that level of involvement from a woman. And that’s an allusion to the mysteries that will come out in this story tonight.”  

FAMU’s Museum and archives are free of charge and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9-To-5, and on Saturdays until 4 p.m.