WATCH: Aisha Hinds Discusses America in 2017 And How We Can Learn From Harriet Tubman

Another Contenders Emmys clip was released via Deadline and this time Aisha Hinds is the star! The video featured clips from Hinds’ now-infamous solo episode of WGN America’s Underground (“Minty”) as they discussed humanizing Harriet Tubman. She was joined by co-creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, fellow cast member Alano Miller, and director/executive producer Anthony Hemingway.

Co-creator Joe Pokaski described it as unveiling the “Clark Kent” of Tubman while still revealing her “Superman.”

Hinds went on to discuss the relevance of Harriet Tubman today.

“We’re living in a country that was built on the backs of the enslaved and has shaped the souls of our humanity, and so we need to sort of revisit Harriet Tubman and her story,” Hinds noted at the packed DGA Theatre last month. “I think that we would do well to take a page out of her book and include may people outside of ourselves and our families as we take care of this country,” she continued.

Green reiterated the impact of Tubman as well noting, “First season we made up fictional people put together from real enslaved stories, but Harriet Tubman was out there actually doing the work, and I think it inspires me and all of us to do more.”

The season finale recently aired and there’s no word on a third season yet, but we hope this dramatic-theatrical series can continue to tell such significant stories!



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