Loretto Board Member Featured on Cover of Today's CNY Woman Magazine
Loretto Board Member, Michele Jones Galvin is featured on the cover of Today's CNY Woman Magazine. She reveals the story behind her 13-year labor of love to document her family's historic legacy.
Michele Jones Galvin carries the air of a dignified woman who knows exactly from where she came. And lining the walls of her 1930s Syracuse home are testaments to this pride- African folk art paintings, prints of Buffalo Soldiers, a framed Harlem Renaissance poster, among other cultural pieces. But the most striking glimpse into her heritage hangs in the back corner of her living room. It is a portrait of a wise black woman, cloaked in a coffee-colored shawl and iconic head scarf. Many know this woman as Harriet Tubman, the conductor of the Underground Railroad. But to Galvin, she is simply "Aunt Harriet".
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