Jackie Murray

Jackie Murray

Actress and Portrayer of Harriet Tubman

Jackie Murray is a professional singer/songwriter/actress who has performed throughout the mid-South. She is a teaching artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission and serves on the Board of the Tennessee Theatre Association as Professional Artist Representative. She has also directed several stage productions, including the 2016 staging of The Juneteenth Story, for which she won a Diversity on Stage Award for Best Director of 2016.

Murray penned her one-woman show, Harriet Tubman: One Woman’s Journey, in 2012 and has performed it numerous times in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, as she tours to schools and universities. She has also appeared in several local commercials and award-winning short films. She currently uses her talents as a tour conductor, teaching travelers from around the world about the African American history of Memphis, TN. Her motto is, “Not pursuing your dreams is like being a bird that is afraid of heights.”