Each EXPLORE MORE page is an invitation to spend additional time and energy on the persons and historic locations featured in each VIRTUAL VIDEO VISIT. You are encouraged to post, present, or privately record your thoughts, reactions, conclusions, questions, innovative ideas, critiques, and/or concerns on social media, in one of your classes, in a journal, or in conversation…IF you choose.


This exploration is an opportunity to enhance what you already know, stretch your knowledge-base, and to just think more about the topic.


If you are motivated beyond this EXPLORE MORE page and wish to undertake a creative project at your school or in your community, a 1st Amendment-1st Vote facilitator is available to assist.

CONTACT: 1sta1stv@gmail.com


The Goal: TURN DISCOVERY into ACTION, now or sometime in your near future. Enjoy the journey!

Explore More

Sites to Visit:
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, Auburn, NY

Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, Fayetteville, NY

Walk in Harriet’s Shoes Around Auburn


Reading, Viewing & Other Suggestions:


The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights with Dorothy Wickenden

Matilda Joslyn Gage Birthday Celebration featuring Mimi Kennedy, 2021

followed by

Q & A Session with Mimi Kennedy, Actor, and Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation


Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People

by Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin, 2015. Non-fiction.

A mix of family lore, memoir and historical reconstruction.


Bound For The Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero

by Kate Clifford Larson, 2015.

“Tubman on the 20”

The writings of Matilda Joslyn Gage Here.

Think About:

THINK ABOUT…three or four like-minded friends/family members who would understand if you complained to them about a “discontent” you are experiencing. Who are they? Do you trust ALL of them to help you out and keep your confidence, if you asked?

And think about:

  • a word or phrase in the video that got your attention and rings true in your head and heart..
  • an idea or piece of information that you agree with, completely.
  • how you would improve this video. Feel free to contact 1sta1stv@gmail.com with suggestions.


Take Action!

  • Craft a poem, drawing, photo, dance, etc. Be creative!
  • Post one cool fact from this video that got your attention.
  • Ask your Social Studies teacher to show this video and have you lead a discussion of it with your classmates (contact 1sta1stv@gmail.com to arrange).
  • Contact: 1sta1stv@gmail.com if interested in applying to become a Matilda Joslyn GAGE AMBASSADOR and/or a Board Member of 1st Amendment-1st Vote, Inc.

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