“Harriet Tubman: With All the Odds Against Her”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/19/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Fairport Historical Museum

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Renowned abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), as portrayed by Magelene Moore-Holley, will present her story “With All the Odds Against Her” on Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 pm, at the Fairport Historical Museum (18 Perrin Street).

Tubman lived an embattled life from childhood until her death because of the situation in which she was born. Although her life was constantly interrupted by one battle after another, she was eager to get involved in a struggle that changed the course of American history, the Civil War. She faced and overcame each new battle with the same determination, courage, and faith that helped her to “keep-a-going” against tremendous odds. During the September 19 program she will discuss how her struggles prepared her for war.

Magelene (Maggie) Moore-Holley, married and the mother of two adult children, is retired from the Monroe County Department of Social Services, and is a member of Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church; AKOMA, the African-American Women’s Gospel Choir; and AKWAABA, the Heritage Associates.

This event is free and open to the public. Find more information at: www.PerintonHistoricalSociety.org.