Redefining the Classroom

Actress brings alive Harriet Tubman, 19th-century African-American emancipator

Posted: February 7th, 2014

TUBMAN COMES ALIVE – Actress Leslie McCurdy takes questions from the audience after her one-person production The Spirit of Harriet Tubman at Lake Superior State University's Arts Center on Feb. 5. More than 500 students from throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula saw McCurdy use Tubman's own words in telling the story of a life from her earliest experiences as a slave, through her work on the underground railroad, to her continued commitment to others in her later years. The Windsor, Ontario-based performance artist's program was part of LSSU's observation of Black History Month. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.