The Spirit of Harriet Tubman ~ CCHA Program
Join us for a moving reenactment of the life of Harriet Tubman, who was enslaved, escaped, and helped others gain their freedom as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. She also served as a scout, spy, guerrilla soldier, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Diane Faison is a retired teacher, actress, visual artist, speaker, and writer who has created a one-woman performance that enables her audience to take a step back in time and meet “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman.” Diane began reenacting the life of Harriet Tubman when she was a teacher. Believing that students will remember more of what they see than what they read, she wanted to show her students the impact one person could have on the world.
Diane’s passion for Harriet Tubman’s legacy shines through her popular performances. She does not use a script, preferring to base her performance on “the true method of story-sharing by African Americans of yesteryear. They didn’t write their stories; they told their stories,” she says.
The Chatham County Historical Association invites you to join us for Ms. Faison’s performance on Sunday, 29 September, 2019, at 2:00pm in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro. The program is appropriate for adults and school-aged children. Everyone is invited to the free performance.