EATONTOWN: "Harriet's Long Journey"...The Life of Harriet Tubman was performed at the Eatontown Community Center on Sunday March 5.
Portrayed by local resident and actress Lorraine Stone who wore clothing from the era, Harriet told her story from her childhood as a young slave on a Maryland plantation to her escape from slavery and ultimately leading over 13 rescue missions on the Underground Railroad where she led family members and other slaves to freedom. Harriet said she "did whatever I could to get my people free".
During the Civil Was Harriet worked for the Union Army as a nurse, cook and spy.
The event was sponsored by the Eatontown Historical Museum and the Eatontown Library in conjunction with Women's History Month. The library also has a display on Ms. Tubman this month.
Lorraine Store presents the works of such African American poets as James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes. She brings these and others to life in schools, libraries, churches and historical societies.
For more information, please visit Ms. Stone's website at http://wisdomkeeper.weebly.com/