After the Peanut Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural event A Medal for Harriet.
A Medal for Harriet is the inaugural fundraiser for After the Peanut Foundation (ATPF), which was formed to improve communities through education and community activism. Our first project, a documentary covering Harriet Tubman's role as a spy in the Civil War, will span over the next three years. While she fought in the Civil War and led a military operation that freed over 700 slaves in the Combahee River Ferry Raid, she was never considered a veteran.
June 2017, ATPF will embark on a journey to redress the inequities found in awarding the highest medal one can receive for U.S. military service, the Medal of Honor. Of the 3,498 medals awarded, only one woman has received it. Our ultimate goal is for Harriet Tubman to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor before 2020. A Medal for Harriet will happen in three phases:
A Medal for Harriet Fundraiser (Summer 2017)
ATPF will launch our campaign June 4, 2017 in Joliet, IL, start an online petition to present to Congress, conduct research, and walk the 125 mile Harriet Tubman Byway in Maryland in order to raise awareness of Harriet Tubman's contributions to the Union Army.
A Night with Harriet (Summer 2018)
This event will allow women veterans and their daughters to spend the night near the Combahee River in South Carolina. Participants will learn about The Combahee River Raid and Harriet Tubman’s role as a soldier in the Union Army.
A Home for Harriet (Summer 2019)
In partnership with local community organizations, ATPF will build a house modeled after the home that Harriet Tubman founded in Auburn, New York. This home will serve as an establishment for women veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life.