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A Woman Called Moses 

A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.
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Series cast summary:
Jason Bernard ...  Daddy Ben Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Clifford David ...  Doc Thompson 2 episodes, 1978
Judyann Elder ...  Bernette Wilson 2 episodes, 1978
John Getz ...  Stewart 2 episodes, 1978
Mae Mercer Mae Mercer ...  Aunt Juba 2 episodes, 1978
Hari Rhodes ...  Tavwell Robinson 2 episodes, 1978
James Sikking ...  McCracken 2 episodes, 1978
Charles Weldon ...  Shadrack Davis 2 episodes, 1978
Dick Anthony Williams ...  John Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
Jean Foster Jean Foster ...  Young Harriet Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
Malik Carter Malik Carter ...  Black Man 2 episodes, 1978
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ...  Molly 2 episodes, 1978
Todd Davis Todd Davis ...  Jim 2 episodes, 1978
Cecilia Hart ...  Susan Broadas 2 episodes, 1978
Alice Hirson ...  Miss Rodham 2 episodes, 1978
Hector Maisonette Hector Maisonette ...  Josiah 'Joe' Bailey 2 episodes, 1978
John Perak ...  Charley 2 episodes, 1978
Hank Rolike ...  Amos 2 episodes, 1978
Patricia Smith ...  Mrs. Leah Jenkins 2 episodes, 1978
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ...  Mama Ritt Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Howard Witt ...  Edward Broadas 2 episodes, 1978
Jimmy Bridges ...  Young Shadrack Davis 2 episodes, 1978
Eugene Daniels Eugene Daniels ...  Patroller #1 2 episodes, 1978
Robert Harper Robert Harper ...  Wagon Driver 2 episodes, 1978
Melody Harris Melody Harris ...  Tilly 2 episodes, 1978
Michael Hayward Michael Hayward ...  Coleman's Man #1 2 episodes, 1978
Peter Hellman Peter Hellman ...  Karl Muller 2 episodes, 1978
Don Hood ...  Tom Hughett 2 episodes, 1978
B.J. Hopper B.J. Hopper ...  Chairman 2 episodes, 1978
James Jeter James Jeter ...  Bowers 2 episodes, 1978
Kedren Jones Kedren Jones ...  Elvina 2 episodes, 1978
Roy Jones Roy Jones ...  Robert Ross 2 episodes, 1978
Jerry Leggio ...  Coleman's Man #3 2 episodes, 1978
Minnie Summers Lindsey ...  Rebecca 2 episodes, 1978
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ...  Boatman 2 episodes, 1978
James O'Connell James O'Connell ...  Conductor 2 episodes, 1978
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Will Geer ...  Thomas Garrett 2 episodes, 1978
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Cicely Tyson ...  Harriet Ross Tubman 2 episodes, 1978
James Wainwright ...  Andrew Coleman 2 episodes, 1978
Orson Welles ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1978
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A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While they call her Harriet from the start, her first name was really Aramintha. She became Harriet when she gave up her slave name, Aramintha Ross, and chose a name for herself, Harriet Tubman. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) See more »

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A Woman Called Moses
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Written by Van McCoy
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Cicely Tyson is Harriet Tubman
7 January 2005 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

At last there is an adaptation of the life of Harriet Tubman, the female Moses of the mid 19th century in America. I have read all the biographies on the autobiography of Harriet Tubman and thought to myself this is very much like Cecil B. DeMille's 'Union Pacific' and the expansion of the railroad from east to west. Tubman's underground passage is from south to north, leading into Niagara Falls in Canada. There is a 'Negro Burial Ground' near Niagara Falls to this day to commemorate those who made it across the border. Now that I think about it there isn't anyone else that could play Harriet Tubman but Cicely Tyson. Apart from her accent which I can't get a hold of, I think she brings the right emotions to the part.


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