May Leadership Study Day: LEFSA Celebrates Mothers and the Life of Harriet Tubman
At May Leadership Study Day, LEFSA finds inspiration in the life of Harriet Tubman.
May’s Leadership Study Day was an incredible celebration of women and inspirational mother figures as well as a place for members of the LEFSA community to share their talents and creativity.
The Women’s Group led the day. The Daughters of LEFSA, our music ministry, performed, and members of the Women’s Group also shared a song called “The Mother’s Song.”
The opening question and discussion centered around mother figures that have inspired us. Two of the community members read their original poems.
After the opening discussion, we found inspiration in the bravery, dedication, and faith of a historical mother figure. Together we read excerpts about Harriet Tubman’s life, and LEFSA members shared a slide show and skit.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. She escaped in 1849 but risked her life several times to return on missions to rescue family members and friends. As the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, she led hundreds to freedom. She was nicknamed “Moses” for leading so many people to freedom.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill.
Here are some additional photos!