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February 2018


Demystifying the Underground Railroad

February 22 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

LancasterHistory.org,

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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The Underground Railroad (UGRR) was the first interracial activist movement in the United States. It brought together people of diverse backgrounds and from a variety of regions, including Pennsylvania, in defiance of the institution of slavery. There are many myths which surround its operation. However, it becomes less mysterious upon understanding how it operated, the dangers faced by participants, and its impact upon both the South and the North. As this talk examines the effectiveness of the Underground Railroad, it…

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