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People of Courage, People of Hope,Seekers of Justice: the UGRR Revisited
February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language, and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe. In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of enslavement in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with presenters Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and co-founders of Underground Railroad Education Center as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center is engaged as it works to connect the public with this empowering local history and its relevance for us today.
This presentation is prepared for AARP members and guests age 50+ who have an interest in/want to learn more about the Underground Railroad movement.
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See you on February 14!