THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD INTERPRETIVE CENTER AT THE COZAD-BATES HOUSE AT UNIVERSITY CIRCLE (IN-PERSON)

Lecturer(s)
Kevin Cronin
Attorney at Law
Location
The Normandy Senior LIving; Breakwater Independent Living Apartments
Date
Thursday February 02
Time
noon-1:30 p.m. ET

The Cozad-Bates House is the only pre-Civil War home remaining in University Circle. A new interpretive center, open Saturdays from Noon-4:00 p.m., highlights this area’s history as a center of anti-slavery activism and honors those seeking freedom through indoor exhibits and outdoor installations. This lecture will provide a brief history of local anti-slavery activists and freedom seekers, such as Sara Bagby, a Cleveland resident who escaped slavery only to be returned to Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act. We will also learn of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, in which Oberlin residents rose up and challenged the federal authorities to gain the release of African American and stand up to the federal government at trial.
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$15
Nonmember Cost
$20
Price includes lunch