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FREE LECTURE: J. Howard Wert: Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Agent

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J. Howard Wert: Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Agent

Lecture by Bruce Mowday, author of books on Chester County

Kendal at Longwood Auditorium
1109 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA

Kennett Square Quaker families, including the Taylors, were at the forefront of opposing slavery. Items owned by two prominent family members, author Bayard and his brother Colonel, are included in a new book J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg. The book depicts the largest private collection of artifacts from Gettysburg. Wert guided runaway slaves to safety and was friends with noted antislavery congressman Thaddeus Stevens. A chapter of the book is devoted to Gettysburg abolitionists and includes a walking stick from the last trip on the Adams County Underground Railroad, an antislavery codebook, a first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and items from the author Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

Enslaved, Freedom-Seeking, and Free: 19th-Century African American Life in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC) and Hadley announce a joint effort to bring eminent scholars and authors from New England, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to the Kennett area for a series of eight lectures. All lectures are free. They will occur once each month from November 2018 through June 2019. Seating is limited and reservations are requested.


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