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Passengers On the Underground Railroad – Who are They? What are their Stories?

September 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

That we might bring their stories to life, acknowledge their courage and fortitude, and embed them in their rightful place in the Underground Railroad story, Underground Railroad Education Center has developed a list of 135 freedom seekers who came to  the Capital Region of New York State in the years before the Civil War. All we have are their names, a little bit of their story and often the date when they came to the Capital Region. We want to know more.

To this end we have initiated a short-term project with the help of a graduate student researcher who has been tasked with gathering additional information about these freedom seekers and their stories.  

Maxam Daniels is a BA/MA advanced student at the University at Albany. He was recommended to us through the History Department, and we have asked him to intern with us for 12.5 weeks to research these stories. As a step in his research and in our exploration of these stories we have asked him to research the 135 freedom seeker accounts collected by UREC. As he does so he will present, at several junctures, the research he has completed. The work he does will help us fill out the stories of these 135 people.

The third presentation is scheduled for Friday, September 29th at 7pm – 8:30pm. This will be a hybrid event.  In-person will be held at The Myers Residence located at 194 Livingston Avenue in Albany. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us on Friday, August 25th at the Myers Residence or via Zoom to hear the second of a three-part series on the stories of the courageous freedom seekers who came to Albany on the Underground Railroad. For this event we ask you to consider making a donation of $20 or more to help fund the research costs connected with this effort. Donations will be accepted at the program or via the donation page on the UREC website at


This will be a hybrid event. Click HERE to register in advance via zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Technology improvements will be in place to enhance the hybrid experience. 




September 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Paul Stewart


The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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