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Cape May Campus Ends Black History Month on Good Note

03/02/2020 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
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Cape May Student Services presented, “Harriet Tubman Tales from the Cape,” to honor Black History Month. Master Storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson told the story when Harriet Tubman worked in Cape May, New Jersey. It was here she would raise funds needed for shelter and aid for the escaped slaves, as part of her Underground Railroad. Mesmerizing Soulful vocalist Barbara Yates provided music that reflected on the signs of the times. Over fifty people were in attendance as student services presented poetry. Poetry readers, Monica DeLaTorre- Keenan, Anisha Chhotalal, JaNay Johnson, Benessa Harrison, Brianna DeHainaut, and Dr. Tammy DeFranco provided the spoken word   Lynda Towns from the Harriet Tubman Museum spoke to the crowd about the museum’s future opening this June 2020. 

Students responded that they truly enjoyed the program and did not want it to end, and also found out many interesting facts about Harriet Tubman. Thank you to S.G.A. for funding the program. Thank you Professor Helen McCaffrey for bringing in your students and to all of the employees who supported this program.