St Helena ~ Harriet Tubman Lecture


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Join historian Dr. Edda Fields-Black for her talk “Combee: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid and the Civil War Transformation of the Gullah Geechee.” Learn more about this important and little-known chapter of Gullah Geechee and American history when Harriet Tubman joined forces with newly freedmen and Union soldiers to liberate over 750 men, women and children on one day in June 1863 from the plantations that lined South Carolina’s Combahee River. 1-3 p.m. at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd., St Helena Island. (843) 818-4587 or gullahgeecheecorridor.org.

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