Harriet Tubman was the most daring and effective spies during the Civil War. She was illiterate, but maintained unblemished record of vigilance, legacy of sacrifice, and struggle. To abolitionists, Harriet Tubman was a prophet. This program will introduce an untapped history of Harriet Tubman and is a first-person interpretation for diverse audiences.
Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti is a seasoned historic reenactor, who has traveled extensively portraying of historical women. For the past 20 years, Gwendolyn has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real life history accounts.
PRESENTER: Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This year’s theme for the African American Lecture Series is “The Year of the Woman – She Changed the World” and will highlight struggles and accomplishments from women in artistic, cultural, and educational advancement.
Presenters will include visual artists, educators, historians, reenactors, storytellers, singers, dramatists, and dancers.