The Underground Railroad, often characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and secret hiding places, 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 end 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.
The Hudson Area Library is set to continue its series of local history talks with People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited, on Thursday, February 25th.
During this talk, Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, will share their research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York, specifically the Albany and Troy areas. A question and answer period will follow the talk.
This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 pm, and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the Hudson Area Library website or contact Brenda Shufelt at (518) 828-1792 x106 or email email@example.com.