Date: Saturday, February 21st
Place: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities presents “The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience”:
The most famous conductor of The Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, helped thousands of enslaved African-Americans escape to freedom in North America. Through the use of her extensive research, actor Millicent Sparks brings Harriet Tubman to life. At the conclusion of her performance, Sparks interacts with the audience, responding in character to questions about Tubman’s life in slavery, The Underground Railroad, and the Civil War.
Millicent Sparks is an accomplished actor, writer, and producer who has performed on local, regional, and international stages. She has also performed for film and on television. Sparks is a lifelong history buff who develops and produces well-researched living history performance programs with special emphasis on the African-American experience though her production company, Millicent Sparks Productions, Inc.
This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.