The Spirit of Harriet Tubman Comes to Life in Cheyney University Performance


Contact: Public Relations Office

Pam Carter, 610 399-2515


CHEYNEY, PA, January 30, 2014, The Cheyney University Arts and Lectures Series opens its spring 2014 season on Wednesday, February 19 with “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Music Center Auditorium on the historic campus.

Actress Leslie McCurdy captivates her audience in this historic drama about Harriet Tubman with only a trunk of costumes and a barren stage as her landscape. Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman not only ran away alone to escape slavery, but returned to the south 19 times to lead over 300 other slaves to freedom in the northern United States and Canada. Now “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” returns time and again sharing her story and unable to rest as long as there are those who need guidance.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth and non-Cheyney students and are available at or at the box office one hour before the program. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time of each show and parking is free.  For more information, call 610-399-2365.

Please Note: All programs are subject to change or cancellation. The Arts and Lectures Series is sponsored by a grant Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Title III).

Founded in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is known as the oldest  institution for higher learning for African Americans  and  includes outstanding undergraduate programs such as Biology and Chemistry; Business; Communications Media; Fine Arts and Entertainment Arts; Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management; Education;  and Fashion Merchandising and Management.  The University is also home to the Keystone Honors Academy; the Call Me MISTER teaching program; the Ed Bradley Broadcast Center and the Aquaculture Research and Teaching Laboratory.  Cheyney University offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs at two locations: main campus (Cheyney, PA) and Center City (Philadelphia, PA).

For more information on this and other events, please contact Pam Carter in the Public Relations office, 610-399-2515 or via email at