A Woman Called Moses

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A Woman Called Moses
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Produced by Henry Jaffe
Michael Jaffe
Ike Jones
Written by Marcy Heidish (novel)
Lonne Elder III (screenplay)
Starring Cicely Tyson
Narrated by Orson Welles
Music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Cinematography Robert B. Hauser
Edited by Stanley Frazen
Frank Mazzola
Elio Zarmati
Distributed by NBC
Release date(s)
  • December 11, 1978 (1978-12-11)
Running time 240 minutes
Country United States
Language English

A Woman Called Moses is a television miniseries based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped African American slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the Southern United States to freedom in the Northern states and Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles, the production was broadcast on the NBC television network on December 11 and 12 1978.

Tubman was portrayed by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson.

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The soundtrack music was by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and soul singer / composer Van McCoy contributed some music to the series.[1]

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Video releases[edit]

The miniseries was first released on VHS on September 29, 1992, followed by a DVD release on February 3, 2001.

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