Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Program Announcement: The Underground Railroad in Sandusky (Brown-Bag Lunch Series)

Continuing the series of lunchtime historical programs at the library, Follett House Museum curator Maggie Marconi will present a talk on the roles many Sanduskians played in helping fugitive slaves reach freedom. The presentation will be in the library program room at noon on Wednesday February 7.

Ohio was a major transit point for freedom-seekers as they fled from the slave lands of the south to the free territories in Canada and the northern United States. Of course, due to the nature of the activity, there is little documentary history of the Underground Railroad, but the memories of participants were frequently recorded -- most notably by Professor Wilbur H. Siebert of the Ohio State University, author of the classic book, The Underground Railroad From Slavery to Freedom (in the Sandusky Library at 326 SI).

Come to the program on Wednesday afternoon to learn more about Sandusky's contribution to freedom.

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