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Harriet Jacobs

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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How far would you go to stay near your children? Harriet Jacobs was a young, enslaved woman in Edenton, NC who did what she needed to do. “Harriet Jacobs” by award winning play write Lydia R. Diamond, is based on Harriet’s autobiography. In her book “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”, Harriet Jacobs describes with brutal honesty the hardships she endures under slavery, including the extraordinary choices she makes to be near her children. To survive, she escapes into her imagination and through writing, discovers hope for a better life. Accompanied by the rich musical traditions of slave spirituals, Harriet Jacobs is an inspiring look at a young woman’s fascinating journey from slavery to freedom.