Fort Bend County Libraries will host an online musical performance of “Git! On Board: The Life of Harriet Tubman” on Saturday, April 24. This online program will be a pre-recorded video that can be viewed at any time on the scheduled date, from the comfort and safety of home.
Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Discover how Tubman led fellow freedom-seeking slaves to hiding places on their way to safety in the North. Highly acclaimed musician and storyteller Hope Shiver interweaves Tubman’s poignant story with spirituals and work songs, allowing students to discover the lyrics of such songs as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Git on Board,” which often contained hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom. David Keepman provides musical accompaniment.
In conjunction with Young Audiences of Houston, this program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is intended for families with children of all ages.
The online program can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab and selecting “Virtual Programs,” and then finding the program on the scheduled date, or simply by clicking here.
For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries Communication Office at 281-633-4734.