Hanover church organization hosting group trip to 'Harriet'
George Copeland Jr. | 11/15/2019, 6 a.m.
More than 100 members of predominantly African-American churches in Hanover County are gathering to see the story and journey of Harriet Tubman on the big screen in the new biopic “Harriet” on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The movie outing was the brainchild of the Rev. Lewis R. Yancey III, pastor of First Union Baptist Church in Mechan- icsville.
Event coordinator Pat Jordan said the goal is to “bring the fellowship together” to support a film produced and shot in Richmond with African-American talent in front of and behind the camera, and to ensure that young people learn more about Mrs. Tubman.
“In school, they may hear a little bit about her life by reading a book,” Ms. Jordan said. “But to see it on the screen brings the story home more.”
Participating churches are part of the Chickahominy Baptist Association and include Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rock Hill Baptist Church and the New Chestnut Baptist Church.
Friends of church members have been invited, and bus trans- portation will be provided for the elderly.
It is one of the latest group movie events since the 2018 blockbuster hit, “Black Panther,” drew church and community groups.