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The Incredible Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, February 8
7 pm

Adult Lecture Series at the County Library

 

Presented Virtually

This Adult Lecture will highlight the life of Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, highlighting Tubman’s early years in Dorchester County, Maryland, her skills as an outdoorswoman, her time conducting freedom-seekers through the Underground Railroad, and her later years spent as a suffragette. Discover the importance of faith, family, community, and the landscape to this amazing woman with Maryland’s Gunpowder Falls State Park Ranger Angela Crenshaw. 

Crenshaw was the assistant manager of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center for more than four years. She is currently the area manager at Gunpowder Falls State Park, the largest park in Maryland. 

Crenshaw began working at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in 2008 removing abandoned boats and debris for boating services. She became a Maryland Park Ranger in 2013 and was promoted while working at Elk Neck and Gunpowder Falls State Parks. By 2017, she was proud to become the assistant manager of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in beautiful and historic Church Creek, Maryland. 

Crenshaw received her master’s degree in energy and environmental policy from the University of Delaware. During her time at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, she was able to share both her knowledge of the environment and the legacy of Harriet Tubman, a powerful historic hero, and a motivating force for all women. 

Crenshaw’s current focus is managing Gunpowder Falls State Park and leading the Maryland Park Service Interpreting Difficult Histories team.

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American Eagles: The Rise of the U.S. Military Aviation in World War I

Monday, February 28
7 pm

Adult Lecture Series at the County Library

 

Presented Virtually

Historian Narayan Sengupta will discuss the origins of the United States Air Force and the earliest fighter pilots, including Eugene Bullard, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin Roosevelt. Quentin was the only member of a President’s family killed in combat. Before his death, Quentin stayed at the home of Narayan Sengupta’s great grandmother in France, home to the 1st Pursuit Group—America’s first fighter squadrons.

Narayan Sengupta is a historian and database expert. He comes from a family of combat veterans and historians. He grew up attending airshows, visiting battlefields, and reading history. He is trilingual and loves to travel with his family. He worked at IBM, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, and Alltel before starting NFI (www.nfiweb.com), a business intelligence and database firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Narayan has a B.A. in history from Emory University and MBA from Georgia State. He has written five books on air combat, tanks, and prisoners of war. He has authored articles for newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and websites. His websites, www.USAWW1.com and www.Peachmountain.com/5star have had millions of visitors. 

Narayan organized the only 90th anniversary commemoration of the U.S. Air Force’s first combat operations in 2008, and founded Smyrna, Georgia’s annual Veterans Day event. Though a civilian, he is a proud member of the Smyrna Veterans Committee and was an Advisor of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission. He is featured in a new documentary about the Lafayette Escadrille, a French air force unit populated by volunteer American pilots during World War I.

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