John Creighton Day set for 25th

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — The Har­riet Tub­man Or­ga­ni­za­tion in Cam­bridge, will host an af­ter­noon event that will fea­ture se­lected in­spi­ra­tional songs to cel­e­brate John J. Creighton’s Day Sun­day, June 25.

Creighton, who died in 2015, was a his­to­rian, re­searcher, poet and hu­man­i­tar­ian who played a sig­nif­i­cant part in the na­tional, state, and lo­cal ini­tia­tives about the life sto­ries of Har­riet Tub­man. In the late 1960s, he be­gan his lo­cal his­tor­i­cal re­search of the rel­e­vant ge­o­graphic ar­eas as­so­ci­ated with Tub­man’s ex­tended fam­ily and her work on the Un­der­ground Rail­road.

The pro­gram is from 3 to 4 p.m. with reflections of Creighton shared by sev­eral of his friends and mu­si­cal se­lec­tions sang by the tal­ented vo­cal­ists Karen Somer ville and Ren­nae McKin­ney.

To com­pletely cel­e­brate his spe­cial day as rec­og­nized by the City of Cam­bridge, guests will be treated to cake and ice cream.

This mu­si­cal event is free and open to the public. The Har­riet Tub­man Or­ga­ni­za­tion is lo­cated at 424 Race St., Cam­bridge. Join in cel­e­brat­ing Creighton’s con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pat Lewis at 443-207-6328 or Christi Camper at 410463-7225.

Spon­sors of the event are The Har­riet Tub­man Un­der­ground Rail­road Com­mu­nity History In­ter­pre­tive Project, the Har­riet Tub­man Or­ga­ni­za­tion and the Har­risville Malone Ceme­tery Main­te­nance Com­mit­tee.

JOHN J. CREIGHTON

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