Harriet Tubman: Meet the Woman
Known as the "Moses of Her People," Harriet Ross Tubman led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. She served in the Union Army as both a spy and a scout during the Civil War and nursed the contraband and black soldiers in the Federal City and other southern cities. Ms. Tubman repeatedly risked her life fighting for the freedom that the constitution guaranteed all Americans. Gwendolyn Briley-Strand discusses the life of this remarkable woman and provides a Power Point photographic exhibit of plantations on which Tubman was enslaved, the home in which she lived as a free woman, and churches she helped build. A question and answer session follows the presentation. Requires LCD projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Gwendolyn Briley-Strand has been delighting audiences on stage, television, and in movie theatres for over twenty years. She is known for her portrayals of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks. In 1991 and 1992 Ms. Briley-Strand was invited to bring Harriet Tubman to the White House for the Fourth of July Celebration. She has also portrayed Harriet Tubman at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and museums and cultural organizations. She received her B.A. in theater from Fordham University and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. More information about Ms. Briley-Strand can be found on her website at www.seethefruits.com.