Harriet Tubman’s great-nephew, family visits Macon for docudrama

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- A few of Harriet Tubman’s family members visited Macon on Saturday.

Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and helped lead hundreds of slaves to freedom using the underground railroad. Her great-nephew, Dr. A. D. Brickler visited the Tubman Museum along with family.

They viewed their great aunt’s exhibit and also watched filming for Chad Lawson Cooper’s Justice On Trial 20-20 docudrama.

Brickler is helping with the film. He also participated in a panel discussion for the docudrama on Saturday.

“I hope it’s a stimulus for the youth in the community to understand that they can exceed anything they do,” said Brickler. “They can overcome, and, they need to have a greater appreciation of themselves, and more self-dignity.”

The film is about a civil rights attorney suing the United States for reparations. Using time-travel, witnesses like Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, and Harriet Tubman are brought back to testify.

The film’s release date is February 1, 2020.

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