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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.

Series Cast

  1. Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

    Harriet Tubman

    2 Episodes

  2. Will Geer

    Will Geer

    Thomas Garrett

    2 Episodes

  3. Robert Hooks

    Robert Hooks

    William Still

    2 Episodes

  4. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles


    2 Episodes

  5. Jason Bernard

    Jason Bernard

    Daddy Ben Ross

    2 Episodes

  6. John Getz

    John Getz


    2 Episodes

  7. James Sikking

    James Sikking


    2 Episodes

  8. Clifford David

    Clifford David

    Doc Thompson

    2 Episodes

  9. James Wainwright

    Andrew Coleman

    2 Episodes

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Last Season


1978 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of A Woman Called Moses premiered on December 11, 1978.

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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