Harriet Tubman Mentor Project Photo Gallery
The Pluralism Associates League for Students, PALS, is a student organization with direct connections to U.S. Pluralism Programs, both in terms of programming support and advisement. Students of PALS participate in USCT, Underground Railroad, and anti-slavery movement research. Many are participants in the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project.
Haidy Pena '01 member of PALS, the forerunner of the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project Student Researchers, with Harry Bradshaw Matthews, associate dean and director of the U.S. Pluralism Center and founding president of the USCTI with USCT Re-enactors in 2004.
Brittanie Kemp '11 and Dwayvania Miller '12 conducted research tracing family history of the Husbands ancestry, specifically the lineage of Joseph Thomas Husbands between Cooperstown, NY and Tennessee in 1816 to 2010.
Catherine Clase '13 and Nicole Thornhill '11 traced the Joesph Husbands family roots back to Barbados. Husbands was a freeman living in the Cooperstown, NY region. The family grave site is in Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown.
Harriet Tubman Mentor Emmanuella Brakey '11 portrays abolitionsit Maria Stewart at the memorial commemoration of black Revolutionary War soldier Cato Freedom. Others in attendance included: Rev. Paul Carter, Curator of the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY, Harry Bradshaw Matthews, who traced his family history in South Carolina to the 1700s; Cherry Baylor, who traced her lineage back to the 1830s in Virginia; ZSun-nee Matema traced her lineage back to the 1700s in Virginia; and Yvonne Captain of Silver Springs, MD,who has traced her family history back to the 1700s. Others in the picture include Sharon Amos, Darlene Colón, Madeline Scott, Ben Hawley, Kenneth Butler, Roverta Russaw, and Fern Beavers.
Hartwick student members of the Harriet Tubman Mentor Project participated in the USCT Grand Review Commemoration November 3-7, 2010 in Harrisburg, PA. The Hartwick student group was the official NYS delegation to the event along with the USCT Institute.
Millicent Reicl '12 contributed to research which produced resources used by those interested in searching family ancestry through USCT Institute records. Here she is researching at the NYS Historical Association Research Library, Cooperstown, NY.
Hartwick Harriet Tubman Mentors during recent Underground Railroad Conference, Spring 2012, at The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY.
Hartwick Harriet Tubman Mentors arrive at Tubman Home in Auburn, NY, 2011 during the annual "pilgrimage" to the historic home and grave sites.
Hartwick Harriet Tubman Mentors at Tubman Home Visitor's Center in Auburn, NY, 2011.
Harriet Tubman Mentor Janishia Tejada-Mills '15 poses with likeness of Harriet Tubman at the Tubman Home, Auburn, NY.
Hartwick Harriet Tubman Mentors at Memorial in honor of Private Henry Johnson. Johnson received the Croix de Guerre with Gold Palm, one of the French military's highest honors. In 2003, Johnson was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second-highest award. Historic information about Johnson is located in the privately owned Matthews Collection that supports the work of the Harriet Tubman Mentors.
Members of the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project at the Sage Colleges, Albany, NY for the NYS Underground Railroad Conference in 2012.
Hartwick Harriet Tubman Mentors visit the home of Harriet Tubman in Auburn, NY in March 2013.