The Underground Railroad, (1820-1861)
Speaker: Judy Bauer
During the years prior to the Civil War, tens of thousands of African-American slaves won their freedom by heading north along the Underground Railroad. The railroad was comprised of dozens of secret routes and safe houses originating in the slaveholding states and extending all the way to the Canadian border. Shorter routes led south from Florida to Cuba or from Texas to Mexico. This intriguing talk with explore the harrowing experience of people determined to find freedom for themselves and their loved ones. Ms. Bauer will share experiences of her ancestors and their involvement in the Underground Railroad in Ohio.
Date and Time
701 N Tamiami Trail
701 North Tamiami Trail
Historical Exhibits & Education Center Chidsey Library Building
Sarasota, FL 34236