Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

BRATTLEBORO — An excerpt of The Story of Harriet Tubman will be presented at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, at the Latchis Theater: This event is by donation: Suggested donation is $5 to $30 (pay what you can) This event will follow a Social Justice/Resistance Performing Arts Promenade that will take place throughout downtown. Come to the River Garden to pick up a map of the Tour. The tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in town. Plan o roughly 2 hours to travel to each event. Then you can end the tour at Sister Moses!

"Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman" is a beautiful story of a courageous woman's determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America's first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Our goal in producing this program is to bring light to the incredible accomplishments of the anti-slavery activist, Harriet Tubman.

This powerful music / dance / drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration / voice of Harriet by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by the Sister Moses String Quartet and traditional spirituals sung by the Sister Moses Choral Ensemble, featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman's life, and shares the knowledge and experience of her struggles and accomplishments that will bring a source of inspiration to our audience.

The program follows Tubman's life as a young slave on a southern plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.


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