The Chesapeake Bay was both a means of access to slavery and an opening to opportunity and liberty for slaves in North America. A notable amount of the Underground Railroad took place over water. Harriet Tubman, the famous conductor of the Underground Railroad used the Bay as a means to help free those seeking to escape slavery.
JOIN IPC ON MAY 4th at 7pm! For a private screening of "Rooted Wisdom: Nature's Role in the Underground Railroad." In this film, Historian Anthony Cohen invites viewers to experience how freedom seekers used the landscape of the eastern shore to feed themselves, avoid capture and forge a path to freedom.
*Note this will only be available for those attending during our live webinar and will not be available in our post shared recording.*
A very special performance will take place following the the film viewing, where the audience will be able to hear first hand one of the code songs used to help slaves find their way north! We are also thrilled to have Linda Harris, Director of the Harriet Tubman Museum, speak on the life of Harriet and talk about the perilous journey many took in search of liberation. A journey she took with herself starting at the Underground Railroad trail in Cambridge all the way to the Freedom House in Philadelphia.
We will get to hear about how this film came to be with the help of Damika Baker-Wilson! A native of Queen Anne’s County and is currently the Director of Development at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. In 2018, Damika was selected as one of 36 museum professionals from around the world to participate in the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen executive education program, a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent. Damika currently serves on the boards of Adkins Arboretum, the Association of African American Museums, and Talbot Arts. She is member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, African American Development Officers, Women of Color in Philanthropy, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
These webinars are supplemental to our Faithful Green Leaders Training but ALL are welcome!
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