Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren't songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.
Both in 19th-century America and today, the initiative and choices of those making the journey are often ignored.
Among Tubman's most daring feats was helping slaves escape. She believed she went into trances and had visions. These, to her, were God's way of guiding her, which made her quite fearless.
Does the new film misrepresent Harriet Tubman’s legacy as claimed by many Twitter users?