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Swing Low Sweet Harriet

South Carolina

June 2, 2013

Mitchelville Preservation Project

Sesquicentennial commemoration of Harriet Tubman's most famous underground railroad activity.  On June 2, 1863, Tubman became the first woman to lead a US military action by leading the South Carolina 2nd Volunteers of the US Colored Troops on the Combahee River Raid.  More than 700 enslaved persons were freed that night.  This raid was widely reported in newspapers throughout the nation.  

Sponsored in conjunction with the Lybenson gallery and the African-American Civil War Museum. 

2pm-Harriet Tubman Bridge
         Hwy 17 @ the Combahee River 

5pm-Tabernacle Baptist Church, 
         901 Craven St
         Beaufort, SC



Contact Person: Joyce Wright

Contact Information: 843-255-7300 (main phone) / jwright@mitchelvillepreservationproject.org