The March 15 program in the African-American Lecture Series at Tryon Palace is a dramatic presentation by Joyce Grear portraying Harriet “Moses” Tubman in “Let My People Go.” The free program is at 7 p.m. in the N.C. History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall.
This biographical program explores the life and work of the former slave as a Union Army cook, nurse and spy, leading some 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
Harriet "Araminta" Tubman was born around 1821 in Dorchester County, Md., and died in 1913 in Auburn, N.Y.
In 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, Pa. She was led by the North Star to make at least 19 trips to save some 300 Negroes from slavery. A $40,000 bounty was offered for her capture "dead or alive."
Later in life Tubman established a school for the aged in Auburn, N.Y.
Grear, a storyteller and dramatist, served as artist-in-residence for the city of Wilmington's Parks & Recreation program from 1980-87. She founded and co-founded several programs including the Wilmington Children Theatre, The Senior Players and the annual youth storytelling festival.