Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
Our Fourteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will be on January 20,
2020, and we are pleased to report that the City of Morgantown has again committed
funding to support this event.
This year’s program will feature Ilene Evans portraying Harriet Tubman (1820-1913).
“Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland but escaped through the Underground Railroad
in 1849. She became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape
to free states and Canada. When the Civil War erupted her underground experiences and
knowledge of covert operations made her an invaluable 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.”
This presentation is a History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
CCSJ monthly meetings
We currently meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Paneras on Patteson
Drive in Evansdale.