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Sailing to Freedom: The Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad

March 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

To register email reference@sturgislibrary.org

Until now, Underground Railroad scholarship focused almost exclusively on overland escape routes from the antebellum South. Historian Timothy D. Walker’s groundbreaking new research expands our understanding of how freedom was achieved by sea and what the journey looked like for many African Americans.

Join Dr. Walker as he highlights little-known stories about escapes made along the East Coast to safe harbor in northern cities like New Bedford and Boston.

This program is part of Sturgis Library’s “Understanding Our History: A Lifelong Learner series.” This reading and lecture series explores little-known or often misunderstood areas United States History.

Participants can access the reading material here or get a copy at the circulation desk at the Library.

For more information or to register email reference@sturgislibrary.org.