Williamson Youth Day

Youth Day in Williamson

Dramatist Illene Evans portrayed Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) on Monday as Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College kicked off Harmony Week 2007 at the National Guard Armory in Williamson. Nearly 500 students from Matewan, Williamson, Riverside and Kermit enjoyed a presentation of "The Underground Railroad Life and Times" by Evans. Tubman, also known as General Moses, was a field slave who escaped in her early 20's only to return to the south many times to rescue and free fellow slaves. Evans will be performing on Wednesday, February 28 at the Logan Street First Baptist Church in Williamson beginning at 6:30p.m. The event is being sponsored by Southern in partnership with the Williamson Branch NAACP and Youth Council.