Stockton’s Kramer Hall to Host Daisy Century as Harriet Tubman in Thursday, Jan. 19 Performance
For Immediate Release; with Daisy Century headshot
Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will host educator Daisy Century of Philadelphia in a live performance about Harriet Tubman, the American abolitionist and humanitarian who led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the “Underground Railroad,” as a part of Hammonton’s Third Thursday events on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.
Century is a historical interpreter, actress and writer who engages her audiences while masterfully weaving together the life events of such notable women as: Tubman, Sojourner Truth and airplane pilot Bessie Coleman. She has her Ed.D. and has taught for over 20 years in the Philadelphia school system as an award-winning science teacher. Her one-woman show lasts approximately 1.5 hours with a Q&A session.
Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a Maryland plantation. Frequently threatened, beaten, whipped and starved, Tubman’s indomitable spirit could not be broken. Suffering from a head wound incurred when a furious overseer aimed a 2-pound weight at another slave but missed, Tubman suffered from seizures for the rest of her life. Even this daunting, physical obstacle could not keep her from her freeing herself and others from slavery. She also was an armed scout and spy for the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Century considers Tubman to be her role model, whose actions encouraged her to put others first and to lead by example. Like her inspiration, Century grew up on a farm, has a wonderful singing voice and is a determined woman of conviction. The performance reveals a woman who found freedom for herself and then made sure others were brought to freedom.
Stockton University’s Kramer Hall is located at 30 Front St. in Hammonton. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about classes and events at the instructional site, visit stockton.edu/kramer.