Former Baltimore reporter to portray Harriet Tubman...

Senior Digest

February 09, 2000

Former Baltimore reporter to portray Harriet Tubman

Former Baltimore TV news reporter Debbie Wright will take on another persona -- that of Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman -- in a program scheduled at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at South County Senior Center.

Wright, a reporter for a small daily newspaper in Arkansas who is working on a master's degree in journalism, is returning to Maryland for a weeklong series of performances of "Journey to Freedom."

The performance is free and presented by "History Live," a theatrical outreach program of Baltimore Museum of Industry. Wright has been portraying Tubman for the museum since 1996.

Her schedule also includes a performance at 10: 30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Bowie Senior Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, and in Anne Arundel for students at the Montessori International Children's Home in Annapolis on Feb. 25.

Information on History Live outreach programs: 410-727-4808, Ext. 117.

All those ages 55 and older are welcome for the performance at the South County center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.

Information: 410-222-1927.

Author to give presentation on slavery escape routes

Author Vincent Leggett of the state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Education, Chesapeake Bay Policy and Growth Management, will give a multimedia presentation on the Mid-Atlantic water routes of the Underground Railroad in a Black History Month program at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.

Leggett, author of "The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes," will also discuss the contribution of blacks in the maritime and seafood industries.

The program is open to the public.

Information: 410-222-6680.

South County Senior Center seeks flea market donations

The South County Senior Center is seeking donations for a flea market to be held March 31 -- a semiannual fund-raiser to benefit senior center activities.

Items such as books, jewelry, glassware, pots and pans, dishes, crafts, toys, curtains and small furniture are welcome, but the center added in its announcement: "No clothes, please."

Donations may be brought to the center at 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater.

Information: 410-222-1927.

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