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Harriet Tubman comes alive at Windsor Historical Society!

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Make Windsor Historical Society a part of your Black History Month observance with this dynamic performance by one of the country’s most accomplished living history artists. Renowned historical interpreter Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti presents a stirring portrayal of Harriet Tubman’s 1896 speech at the National Association of Colored Women in Washington, D.C. You will not want to miss “I Can’t Die But Once”: Harriet Tubman Living History Program, Saturday, February 24, 1-2 PM, at Windsor Historical Society. $20. Advanced registration encouraged. Snow date: March 23.

Harriet Tubman is known as one of the most courageous freedom fighters in U.S. history. She rose from enslavement to emancipate herself and risked her life repeatedly to liberate other enslaved people. Best known as a conductor for the Underground Railroad, she liberated about 70 people over more than a dozen perilous missions into slave-holding states in the decade before the American Civil War. She shared her knowledge of escape routes and safe spaces with many others. Tubman continued to support the abolitionist movement and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Following the war she fought for women’s suffrage, raised funds to build schools for newly freed people, and donated her home for care of the ill and elderly, among many other efforts to fight for dignity and equality of all people.

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women, including Harriet Tubman, introduces untapped history, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 20 years Gwendolyn has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of women she portrays. Each performance is infused with her unique fingerprint giving an integral portrait of a historical event or person.

Also in February: Exploring Windsor’s Black History Conversations: Women’s Endeavors, Wednesday, February 28, 5:30-7 PM. How have Windsor’s Black women led our community? Join Society staff and members of the Windsor community for in-person discussion and refreshments. Free. Advanced registration encouraged.

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Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Ave
Windsor, CT 06095 United States

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February 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Windsor Historical Society
(860) 688-3813
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