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Meet Harriet Tubman

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Spurlock Museum
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Feb 26, 2022   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Kathryn Harris
Contact
Kim Sanford
E-Mail
ksheahan@illinois.edu
Phone
217-714-1864
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Originating Calendar
Spurlock Museum - Event
The Spurlock Museum is pleased to present Kathryn Harris in the first-person historical program “Meet Harriet Tubman.” Listen to the words of the most famous woman who worked on the Underground Railroad. Hear about her fascinating and unbelievable experiences! After the presentation, Ms. Harris will answer questions from the audience.
 
The program will be broadcast over Zoom. The link for the event is https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87944225787?pwd=MTBJN2pCR285Uzd0YnMveTZ0dmE4Zz09.
 
Zoom programs hosted by a University of Illinois unit, such as the Spurlock Museum, will be accessible only to those coming to the program from a device that has Zoom installed on it. Please have Zoom downloaded on your device.
 
Kathryn Harris is a graduate of Southern IL University—Carbondale. She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the President of the Abraham Lincoln Association since its inception in 1909. She received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and retired in 2015 as the Library Services Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, formerly the IL State Historical Library, after more than 25 years of service.
 
Ms. Harris currently serves on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Board of Trustees, as well as the Board of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. She is on the Board of Advisors of the LINCOLN Forum (Gettysburg) and was chosen as an Illinois Library Luminary Honoree.
 
Ms. Harris presents other first-person performances celebrating historic 19th century African American women: Jarena Lee, the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Elizabeth Keckley, seamstress and confidante of First Lady Mary Lincoln. These presentations can be reserved for school classes, as well as civic, church and social groups.
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