Des Plaines History Center Presents Portrayal of Harriet Tubman -BYLN- Submitted by Des Plaines History Center

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Des Plaines History Center Presents Portrayal of Harriet Tubman -BYLN- Submitted by Des Plaines History Center


On Saturday, March 2, the Des Plaines History Center will present "A Portrayal of Harriet Tubman" by Pamela J. Welcome at the Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater in Des Plaines.

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery in 1849, and returned to Maryland to free others along the Underground Railroad. Later, during the Civil War she served as a cook, nurse, scout, and spy for the Union forces and later became active in efforts for womens suffrage. Watch this onstage performance by Pamela Welcome as she brings the passion and determination of Harriet Tubman to life.

This educational program and fundraiser, featured during Womans History Month, provides audience members with an opportunity to learn about the life of a woman, who rose above dire circumstances and the oppression of slavery, to make a better life for herself, for her family and for others. Educational materials about Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War era will be available in the lobby before and after the performance. …

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