TUBMAN… A Modern Look at History
Students at New Outlook Academy had the amazing opportunity to see the show TUBMAN at the August Wilson Cultural Center in Pittsburgh! This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman reimagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session takes the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the country, especially focusing on the mistreatment of black girls in schools. What would happen if a young woman like Harriet became a leader in this new world? Would her struggle be the same? Would she know her power? This play examines the centuries old fight with race, gender, and equality through a theatrical lens centered around the most influential female leaders in American history.
Students Palace S.( Maryland), Ceasie J. (Philadelphia), Lia H. (Philadelphia), Janida V. (Delaware), Kareema B.(Philadelphia) and Anna J. (York Co.) enjoyed learning about this piece of history!!!