Title: Heroes of the Underground Railroad in Washington and Maryland
Thursday, February 10, 2022 , 1:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Masur, National Parks Service historian and author
Location: Online Event, View Event Information
Dr. Masur will discuss her latest book, Heroes of the Underground Railroad around Washington DC, sharing stories of nine Maryland freedom seekers originating from a variety of counties and settling in varied destinations in the Northeast and abroad. In some ways the experiences of these men and women fit stereotypes of the Underground Railroad—Vigilance Committees, Quakers, crossing into Pennsylvania, heading to the north. However, their stories are unexpected in the key interventions of fellow African Americans, and in the necessity of repeated flight forcing them to rebuild their lives more than once. Hope you will join us for this important event.