Events Calendar for the Roaring Fork Campus
Harriet Tubman became famous as a conductor on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, leaving her husband and family behind in order to escape. Despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. Tubman will soon make her appearance in the coming months on the U.S. twenty dollar bill.
Scholar/Actor Becky Stone will portray Harriet Tubman as part of Black History Live, an annual tour each February bringing portrayals of significant African Americans who made contributions to our country and culture.
Colorado Mountain College is pleased to host two of these performances, free and open to everyone:
- CMC Spring Valley: Feb. 21, 4:30-6pm
- CMC Rifle Campus: Feb 22, 4:30-6pm
Becky Stone holds a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and a M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary Educational Counseling. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Stone became a storyteller upon moving South 37 years ago. Her acting credits include Lime Kiln Arts Theater, VA, Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, SC, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater, Asheville Community Theatre, Highland Repertory Theatre, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater in Asheville and Merida, Mexico, and Asheville on Broadway. Ms. Stone has presented at North Carolina and Colorado Chautauqua festivals as Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS/SPRING VALLEY/CARBONDALE
Uncle Jimmy’s Pig Roast and Carnival
CMC 50th Anniversary celebration followed by a Pig Roast luncheon and carnival. Pig donated by Uncle Jimmy & family (aka the Nieslanik Family).
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