Trekking to celebrate Bowley-Tubman history in Georgetown, SC
We are celebrating the dedication of the Bowley-Tubman Historic Marker with a two-mile walk on sidewalks and paved roads around the historic city of Georgetown, SC, the third oldest city in South Carolina and the paternal ancestral home of the First African American First Lady Michelle Obama.
We will begin and end at the historic Bowley-Tubman House at 231 King Street in the Historic District. James A. Bowley is the grandnephew of Harriet Tubman and was a member of the first family she brought out of slavery! James Bowley moved to Georgetown in 1867 and became a school superintendent, SC State Representative, University of South Carolina trustee, Probate Judge and merchant.
We will walk by the home of Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first African American elected to the US Congress and Bethel AME Church where the paternal family of Michelle Obama worshipped. Let's take back out health and learn about our Gullah Geechee/African American history!
Bring sturdy walking shoes, hat, a reusable bottle of water and your enthusiasm!
September 20, 2019
8am - 10am