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A Woman Called Moses (1978)





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The made-for-TV A Woman Called Moses stars Cicely Tyson as real-life escaped slave Harriet Tubman. A the risk of recapture, Tubman helped organize the underground railroad, which enabled hundreds of enslaved African Americans to make their way to the freedom of the Northern states. Adding to the tension are Harriet's frequent epileptic fainting spells. Orson Welles narrates this adaptation of Marcy Heidish's novel. Originally telecast in two parts, A Woman Called Moses first aired December 11 and 12, 1978.


Cicely Tyson
as Harriet Ross Tubman
Will Geer
as Garrett
Jason Bernard
as Daddy Ben
Hari Rhodes
as Robinson
Orson Welles
as Narrator
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