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Local Author Tells Story Of Harriet Tubman In New Novel

Cover of 'The Tubman Command' by Elizabeth Cobbs

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The "Tubman Command" is the latest book by The New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Cobbs. She joined Midday Edition to talk about how Harriet Tubman changed America and why she is pushing for her face to be on the $20 bill.

Aired: June 11, 2019 | Transcript

Elizabeth Cobbs is the New York Times best-selling author of, "The Hamilton Affair." In addition to being a novelist, the San Diego native is also a historian and documentary filmmaker. Cobbs latest work gives an account of Harriet Tubman's life in a way many have never heard. Her novel "The Tubman Command" chronicles Tubman's life as a Union spy during the Civil War and a freedom fighter for all.

"She's an outstanding American patriot. She's part of all of us. She worked for all of us to make this country a better place," Cobbs said.

Writing this novel also moved Cobbs to get involved with efforts to put Tubman's face on the $20 bill. In an interview on Midday Edition Cobbs talks about why she thinks it is so important Americans know Tubman's story and see her face on the $20 bill.

Cobbs will be speaking about her book Tuesday night at Warwicks at 7:30pm.

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