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The YMCA Celebrates a Heroine During Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, and to highlight the achievements and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds, the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy pays tribute to Harriet Tubman, a civil rights activist and abolitionist during the American Civil War, by hosting an event highlighting her life’s struggles and accomplishments.  Harriet Tubman gained notoriety by risking her life nineteen times by leading hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad to the North where they lived as free citizens.  The event is entitled, “A Visit with Harriet Tubman” and will feature a reenactment of her heroic life as abolitionist, humanitarian, armed scout and spy for the U.S. Army during the Civil War.

The students enrolled in the YMCA School Aged Child Care programs will have the opportunity to participate in a contest crafting a meaningful social media post about the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. With the assistance and supervision of YMCA staff, the student’s posts will appear on YMCA social media, ready to be “liked” and “shared”.  The student with the most likes will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card. “By working with our students to research and write a post relevant to the Harriet Tubman event we are providing two experiences at once”, said Christine Tolley, YMCA Sr. Program Director, “… the first is that students will learn the dramatic influence Harriet Tubman had on American history; the second is that social media can be used responsibly to share ideas, opinions and  information.”

The event will be held at the Borough Improvement League (Old Franklin Schoolhouse), 491 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  If you wish to register for this free event, please go to

For more information on the event, visit or contact Katie McAdoo at 732-516-1110 or Christine Tolley at 732-516-2213 or email


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