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March 3, 2018

Common Threads: Life Stories of Harriet Tubman

This winter, Grounds For Sculpture is proud to present Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition. But who was Harriet Tubman? Join us on the afternoon of Saturday, March 3rd to learn more about the experiences faced by women, men, and children who sought to escape slavery, and listen to first-person stories of Tubman’s life presented by artist and educator, Louise Davis. This 90-minute program is open to visitors of all ages and will include an introduction by Dr. Mekala Audain along with time for visitors to ask “Harriet” questions.

Louise Davis is an artist, historian, and educator who resides in Bristol, Pennsylvania. She received a BA in Education, BFA, and MFA from Tyler School or Art at Temple University and is active in promoting interest in African American History, including sharing stories that illuminate the life of her third-cousin, Harriet Tubman. Presently she is working with the African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County, directing sights towards establishing a regional library, museum, and meeting place in Lower Bucks which will foster a sense of continuity and connection both within and between all ethnicities.

Mekala Audain earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2014. She teaches courses about nineteenth-century U.S. history and African American history. Her research interests center on slavery, fugitive slaves, black emigration, and free and enslaved African Americans on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Common Threads is a series of community driven programs designed to provide varied and engaging points of entry into the work of artist Joyce J. Scott. Programs take place in the Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition space unless otherwise noted, and are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by the Shirley and Arthur Martin Family Fund.

March 3, 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
End Time:
3:30 PM
Domestic Arts Building
Free with park admission.

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