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Harriet Tubman Day Celebration

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Harriet Tubman Day Celebration
Ribbon Cutting with County Executive Ball
@10:30 AM

In Person

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Harriet Tubman School, located on Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia, was founded in 1949 as the County’s only all-black Junior-Senior High School. It was named after Harriet Tubman, a former slave and abolitionist who was a conductor along the network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Founded by William Still, Harriet Tubman worked with him and others to help hundreds in the Mid-Atlantic region escape to freedom.

The school was closed in 1965, after county schools were desegregated. The building was being used by the school system as a maintenance shop until 2015 when the County started plans to renovate and repurpose the building as a multi-cultural center.

We are very excited to celebrate the opening of the new “Harriet Tubman Cultural Center” on Saturday, September 17, 2022. It will be a day full of activities that will include cultural performances from our diverse racial and religious communities, as well as food, music, fun, family, community, with history at the center of our attention.

There is no registration required, but a $20 donation is encouraged.

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://htfhc.weebly.com/

Organizer

Harriet Tubman Foundation of Howard County, Inc.
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Venue

Harriet Tubman Building
8405 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 United States
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