Stitching Lives Together:

Stories and Symbols of Freedom

February 26 - May 22, 2021
Fridays & Saturdays 10:30 am - 3 pm at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building
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Stitching Lives Together celebrates Black History with an exhibition exploring people and symbols that supported enslaved African-Americans as they escaped through the Underground Railroad to freedom, and contributed to the abolition of slavery.

 

This difficult time in American history is told in this exhibit through stories of descendants of slaves, biographies of leading abolitionists, and a local storyteller. This exhibit features Harriet Tubman, known as the conductor of the Underground Railroad, code name "Moses," who escaped to Philadelphia and made over 13 trips south to assist other slaves.

 

View this exhibit on Friday and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Registration required for story tellings.

Storytelling Dates

Judy Yenwo: Life of Harriet Tubman, Part 2: March 20, 11:30 am

Judy Yenwo: Life of Harriet Tubman, Part 3: April 17, 11:30 am

John Anderson, Jr.: Frederick Douglass, May 8, 10 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm

These live events require reservations to maintain social distancing. Masks required. Attendance limited to 35 people. RSVP below.

Erlene Turner, OBHS Education Committee Chairperson, shares her family history.

The Life of Harriet Tubman Part 1 with Judy Yenwo

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This exhibit was made possible by a mini-grant from the Volusia County State of the Arts Mini-Grant Program, through the County of Volusia - Parks, Recreation, & Culture Division. Choose Florida's "State of the Arts" license plate when renewing your registration. $20 from each license plate sold comes back to Volusia County to be used in various cultural programming.

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