Underground Railroad Presentation at BCCC Library

Published 1:57 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WASHINGTON — As part of its Community Voices series, the Beaufort County Community College library will host Leesa Jones on February 15. Jones will discuss the Underground Railroad and African-American history in Washington.

Jones co-founded the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum in 2016. She created the African-American History Tours of Washington. She has helped shed light on Washington’s national importance by helping the Washington waterfront gain designation as a National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site in 2014 and getting the Museum designated as an Underground Railroad Network to Freedom passport site. Jones was also instrumental in erecting the first North Carolina Highway Historical Commission marker to honor an African-American in Beaufort County in Washington in 2017.

As a former Beaufort County teacher, Jones puts on presentations that are interactive and engaging, usually involving costumes, dance and song. She will present in the library in Building 5 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on February 15.