Southfield P&R to sponsor The Spirit of Harriet Tubman February 17 as part of Black History Month Celebration

February 15, 2020

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Harriet Tubman

Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will present a free performance of The Spirit of Harriet Tubman as part of Southfield Celebrates Black History Month on Monday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Southfield Parks & Recreation Building, 26000 Evergreen Road.

There are many plays about Harriet Tubman, however, none share her entire life story quite like this one. Leslie McCurdy invokes the ‘spirit’ of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told. Through it all, we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams and the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future. Written and performed by actor, dancer/choreographer and singer Leslie McCurdy, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman is entering its 23rd consecutive year of national touring.

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department is presenting a number of special programs this February as part of ‘Southfield Celebrates Black History Month’ to remember the contributions and celebrate the history of African-Americans. The month-long celebration included the Southfield Celebrates Black History Month’ kick-off event on February 1; Black History Movie Night on February 7 featuring the documentary 13th; the new Conversations & Cocktails event on February 15; Between the Lines Coloring Café featuring Naturally ILLustraded on February 22; and concluding on February 28 with the return of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers event. For more information on ‘Southfield Celebrates Black History Month,’ visit

The City of Southfield would like to thank W3R Consulting, Sanders Law Firm, P.C., the Lathrup Village Community Foundation and the City of Lathrup Village for their support in presenting this performance. Call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 for more information.