SMYRNA TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF HARRIET TUBMAN DURING JUNETEENTH DINNER
The City of Smyrna will celebrate the life of Harriett Tubman during its Juneteenth celebratory dinner on Friday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, in downtown Smyrna.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the author of She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman is the event’s guest. Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness have inspired generations in the struggle for civil rights.
Harriet Tubman was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War. In addition, she worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She freed hundreds of enslaved people before the Civil War.
The Juneteenth Dinner includes dinner, a presentation by Dr. Dunbar, and a book signing. Book sales will be available on-site, courtesy of Bookmiser. Dinner will be catered by Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q. 100% of proceeds will benefit Campbell Middle School and Griffin Middle School Foundations.
Tickets for the Juneteenth Dinner are $15 each. To purchase, please click here.