Marlene Rivero, "First Person Portrayal of Harriet Tubman

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Riveting Harriet Tubman portrayal

Marlene Rivero slips into the persona of the former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800’s. In numerous trips back to the South, she helped more than 300 slaves, including her own parents, escape to the North. After the Civil War began, Harriet Tubman worked for the Union as a cook, nurse, and even a spy. Rivero has been telling the amazing story of Tubman’s faith, determination, and courage for many years. She worked professionally with the United States Forest Service until retirement in 2011. Marlene Rivero began her storytelling of African-American historical women in 1999. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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Feb 16, 2019

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