The History of Cleveland's Underground Railroad (In-Person)

Herbert Addison Burns
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Thursday September 22
6 p.m. ET

The Underground Railroad was a vast network of allies that provided shelter to enslaved African Americans and helped them seek freedom from the South. This lecture will explore the key role that the network played in Ohio. We will cover how federal and state policies set the tone for the Underground Railroad activities in Cleveland; explore documented evidence of Underground Railroad conductors, fugitive slave rescue missions, and opposing views within the church; and discuss how the Underground Railroad operations were products of Ohio’s political culture.

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