Dr. Daisy Century to portray Harriet Tubman in one-woman show at KCC Feb. 22

A view of an empty Binda Performing Arts Center looking toward the stage over audience seating

Kellogg Community College’s series of Black History Month events continues this week with a historical re-enactment focused on the life of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Historical interpreter, actress, educator and writer Dr. Daisy Century will take on the role of Tubman for a one-woman show beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Binda Performing Arts Center, located on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. The event, which is free and open to the public, will open with a performance from Battle Creek’s Sojourner Truth Choir.

Tubman was an escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist and human rights activist, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Century’s portrayal will bring history alive for the audience, educating and inspiring the audience while entertaining at the same time.

A performer known for her thoroughly researched, dramatically intense portrayals of historical figures, Century has performed at numerous schools, libraries, museums and historic sites throughout the United States. In addition to her dramatic work, she is also an author and accomplished singer.

For more information about this or other Black History Month events at KCC, contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or studentlife@kellogg.edu.

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