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February 12, 2009

Conwell-Egan Welcomes Descendant of Harriet Tubman
Louise Davis to present a first-person narrative to celebrate Black History Month

WHAT: On Friday, February 13, Louise Davis, a descendant of Harriet Tubman, will present a first-person narrative to Conwell-Egan students, faculty and staff for Black History Month. Ms. Davis will entertain and inform her audience members by telling the story of Harriet Tubman's life as an abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy. Students will gain insight into the Underground Railroad, the Fugitive Slave Law and the U.S. Civil War.

Following the presentation, Ms. Davis will be interviewed by several members of the Conwell-Egan Catholic EAST program, a national educational initiative focused on student-driven service projects using the latest in technology. The students interviewing Ms. Davis are currently working on a video documentary that will explore the history of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Bristol Township.

WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2009 Presentation to begin at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, 611 Wistar Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030

- Louise Davis, Harriet Tubman descendant and local performer
- Conwell-Egan Catholic students, faculty and administration

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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