Harriet Tubman visits Daniels Elementary

Local - 2/19/2014 5:46 PM by Stuart Hammer

DANIELS – A Raleigh County school recognizes Black History Month with West Virginia’s “History Alive!” program.

An artist and actor portraying a pioneer from the anti-slavery movement visited Daniels Elementary Wednesday.

Ilene Evans from the Humanities Council dressed as Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman.

Evans performed for students, explaining Tubman’s hardships and raising important questions about the history of slaves. She says story-telling is her job 365 days a year.

“We think of it as a community service at one level because helping understanding improves our life and not just our quality of living but our appreciation, our gratitude, our joy”

Students at Daniels Elementary are studying Tubman and her Underground Railroad in the classroom too.


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