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History Alive! Harriet Tubman

February 4, 11:00 AM

Main Library

Type: Performances
Age: Adult and Teen
Topic: Historical Characters, History

Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She then became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape to the free states and Canada. When the Civil War erupted, her underground experiences and knowledge of covert operations made her a valuable resource to federal officers. She served as a spy, nurse, scout, and guide for Union troops and was present at the ill-fated assault of Fort Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts in South Carolina. Tubman is portrayed by Ilene Evans of Thomas. This presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Location Details: 3rd floor meeting room

Presenter Name: Ilene Evans

Contact Phone 304-343-4646 ext. 1262

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