Harriet Tubman was born a slave, but when she was 25 she made her perilous escape?from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. Pursued by dogs and relentless slave catchers, she followed an escape route laid out by Quakers – secret hiding places in churches, barns, cellars and homes.
The escape route that Harriet followed soon became known as the Underground Railroad,?and she quickly became one of its most celebrated “conductors.” Up creek beds, through?swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on 19 secret trips Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom. “I never run my train off the track,” she said, “and I never lost a passenger.”
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a?fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period.
Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit – a universal story for all.