A Woman Called Moses

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A Woman Called Moses
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Directed byPaul Wendkos
Produced byHenry Jaffe
Michael Jaffe
Ike Jones
Written byMarcy Heidish (novel)
Lonne Elder III (screenplay)
StarringCicely Tyson
Narrated byOrson Welles
Music byColeridge-Taylor Perkinson
CinematographyRobert B. Hauser
Edited byStanley Frazen
Frank Mazzola
Elio Zarmati
Distributed byNBC
Release date
  • December 11, 1978 (1978-12-11)
Running time
240 minutes
CountryUnited States

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 Cicely Tyson.


The soundtrack music was by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and soul music composer/arranger/singer Van McCoy contributed some music to the series, which was featured on a soundtrack album released by MCA Records.[1]


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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