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Bringing Tubman’s Spirit And Strength To Life

Mary Majerus-Collins / youthjournalism.org

 

Camilla Ross portrays Harriet Tubman in a 

performance

 

at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.

 

 

 

By Yelena
Samofalova
Reporter
Youth
Journalism International
HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – In a recent performance at the Mark Twain
House, actor Camilla Ross used the perfect combination of humor and tragedy to
tell the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
Ross
really captured the audience with her one-woman show by the Emerson Theater Collaborative and told Tubman’s story
well.
Several
times during her performance of “Harriett Tubman’s Dream,” she broke into
traditional slavery-era songs and also told funny stories.
At
times, when she was talking about tragic events from Tubman’s life, Ross almost
started crying.
When
talking about Tubman getting beaten by one of her masters or separated from her
family, Ross had every reason to bare her emotions.
I
learned a lot about Tubman from this presentation, which was written by Lisa
Giordano and directed by Aaron Arbiter, both about her background and her
efforts in helping slaves to freedom.
Viewers
were educated on Tubman’s family history and the events that led her to help
free hundreds of slaves.
The
show taught the audience how religious Tubman was and what she and other slaves
thought about slavery and politics at the time.
This
show was an excellent, and at times heart-wrenching, representation of Tubman’s
life.