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Smithsburg Library to present program on Harriet Tubman

September 02, 2009

SMITHSBURG -- In partnership with the 2009 Maryland Humanities Council's One Maryland One Book Program, the Smithsburg Branch Library, at 66 W. Water St., will host a lecture titled "Harriet Tubman: Meet the Woman" Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m.

Known as the "Moses of Her People," Harriet Ross Tubman led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Gwendolyn Briley-Strand discusses her life and provides a PowerPoint photographic exhibit of plantations on which Tubman was enslaved, the home in which she lived as a free woman and churches she helped build. A question- and-answer session follows the presentation. Registration is requested by calling 301-824-7722.

Washington County Free Library is participating in the 2009 Maryland Humanities Council's One Maryland One Book Program. The 2009 selection, "Song Yet Sung," by James McBride, is set on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the 1850s.

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"Song Yet Sung" weaves a tale of escaped slaves, free blacks and slave catchers. The protagonist is an enslaved woman called The Dreamer, whose gift for visions of the future quickly reaches mythic proportions following her escape from a local plantation.

Activities are planned during September and October, including book discussions at most of the branches. Individual branch book discussions can be found at www.wash colibrary.org or by calling the appropriate branch.

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