Faculty of Education



2014 Performance
"The Spirit of Harriet Tubman"

Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy

There are many plays about Harriet Tubman, but none share her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman.

Leslie McCurdy invokes the "spirit" of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman's own.

Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams.


View this Study Guide for more information on the performance, discussion topics, classroom activities and background information.




The Spirit of Harriet Tubman is brought to you in part by Prologue to the Peforming Arts

Past Performances

2013 Performance - The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

2012 Performance - The Spirt of Harriet Tubman

2011 Performance - Raven Stole the Sun