The Marblehead Racial Justice Team held its second annual portrait presentation at the Glover School on May 5, delivering paintings of John Lewis and Harriet Tubman. The portraits, done by local artist Anne Demeter, were displayed at the Brown School last year and will stay at the Glover for the next year.
All Glover School students came together and second- and third-graders shared what they have learned about Tubman and Lewis. First-graders sang three songs: “This Little Light of Mine,’ “Lift Every Voice” and “What Can One Little Person Do.”
Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad helping enslaved people escape the south. Lewis was a civil rights leader who went on to serve in Congress.
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