Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
Our Fourteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration was held on January 20,
2020, at the Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown. It featured 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.” The presentation was a History Alive! program of the
West Virginia Humanities Council.
The program and pictures from the event are here. Pictures and programs from past events
CCSJ monthly meetings
We currently meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Paneras on Patteson
Drive in Evansdale.