In celebration of Black History Month, the Brazoria County Museum will celebrate the life of Harriet Tubman.
February is Black History Month, or National African American History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
On Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m, “‘Git’ on Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman” will be presented at the Brazoria County Museum.
The event will be a musical presentation performed by Hope Shiver. Those attending will hear about the Underground Railroad and learn about the early experiences Tubman had as a slave. Tubman’s story will be told in spirituals and work songs which contain hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom.
The museum is located at 100 E. Cedar St. in Angleton.
The Brazoria County Historical Museum exists to discover, preserve and make known the history of Brazoria County. Located in Brazoria County’s historic 1897 courthouse, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts that relate to the history of and which reflect the County’s cultural and demographic diversity.
For additional information, check the museum website at http://brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/museum.
Story by Karolyn Gephart