Posts Tagged ‘monuments’

Harriet Tubman Monument Ground Breaking Ceremony in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

May 30, 2017

Harriet Tubman Ground Breaking Ceremony

Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) historic ground breaking ceremony for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at the Tabernacle Baptist Church campus in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation:

Please make sure to make your contribution here:

Harriet Tubman Statue to be Erected in Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

May 8, 2017
Many people are unaware of the fact that Harriet Tubman, who is most known for her outstanding work freeing enslaved people from bondage via the Underground Railroad, stayed in Beaufort, SC during her service as a soldier and scout.  She served during the United States Civil War and was stationed at Port Royal Island.   In order to enlighten more people in the world about her presence in Beaufort County, SC former South Carolina General Assembly member, Rev. Kenneth C. Hodges made sure that the bridge over the Combahee River was renamed in honor of Harriet Tubman and now there will also be a monument erected in Beaufort at the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he pastors to her honor.
Join the Beaufort Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “Gullah Lowcountry Dinner Theater” on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. This event will feature a presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( entitled “Hallelujah Harriet: Mother Moses and de Gullah/Geechee.” The entire event is a fundraiser for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at Tabernacle Baptist Church Campus.  Advance tickets are on sale.   The ground breaking ceremony for the monument will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am and is free and open to the public.
Harriet Tubman Fundraiser Dinner
For more information about the event and how to contribute to the monument, go to,  You can also email or go by the new Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center at 1908 Boundary Street in Beaufort, SC.  Tickets are on sale at the Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center, Lybensons Gallery, and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, SC as well as at the aforementioned link.  
Bring the family to this monumental celebration!
Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of the historic ground breaking ceremony:

AASLH: “Reconsideration of Memorials and Monuments”

January 3, 2017
aaslh_logo  The Autumn 2016 issue of AASLH’s magazine History News just came in from the printer, and members can expect it in their mailboxes in early 2017 at the latest. But because we are so excited for you to enjoy this special issue, we’ve made Modupe Labode’s introductory article,

“Reconsideration of Memorials and Monuments,” available to read now on our blog and as a PDF download.

This History News highlights considerations about monuments of the Civil War era, an event whose public memory remains hotly contested. As communities continue to grapple with the war’s legacies, they have begun turning attention to its public memorials. This is an opportunity for our institutions to be most relevant. As keepers of community history and memory, history organizations provide contemporary context for the public. It’s one of our most important roles, and one of the seven core values of history.   Charlie Bryan, President and CEO Emeritus of the Virginia Historical Society and former AASLH Council Chair, once wrote that the best historians are revisionists, “looking at familiar subjects from unique perspectives to come up with new ways of describing the past.” Monuments and memorials offer an opportunity for history organizations to work with the community to do just this. There is no prescription, but moments like these are where we can provide one of our most valuable services: as conveners of dialogue about how history impacts the present.   I hope this sneak peek at the latest History News will inspire as much discussion and thought as it did for us putting it together.   My best to you in all the great work you are doing on behalf of the field. Bob Beatty AASLH Chief of Engagement Editor of AASLH’s History News   P.s. If you are not already a member, join today, and you will get a copy of this important History News issue in your AASLH New Member Kit.



More News & Opportunities from the Field  • Former AASLH Council Chair Lynne Ireland will be appointed to the National Museum and Library Services Board, according to a press release from the White House on Dec 15: • The “Save Princeton Coalition,” of which AASLH is a member, was successful in getting a compromise with the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton that significantly expands the land that will be preserved adjacent to the current Princeton Battlefield State Park: • Join AASLH leaders at 2017 Museums Advocacy Day, Feb. 27-28. Learn why “the stakes have never been higher” for funding history organizations. Registration is free to AASLH members using this code: MAD2017_AASLH. • Doing The Work: The Historian’s Place in Indigenization and Decolonization • Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction

• The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2017 award: •  AASLH is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Leadership in History Awards. Learn more here: • Congratulations to Suzanne Fischer, who has taken a new position as director of the Michigan History Museum System


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