The Underground Railroad in Indiana

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Enslaved African Americans seeking freedom ran north into states that did not allow slavery. Many escaped with no assistance, but others were helped by participants of what has become known as the Underground Railroad (UGRR).  Every Indiana community has oral histories about those individuals who participated in the UGRR, but the nature of the network sometimes makes it difficult to find evidence to substantiate the stories.  A state program administered through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is working with a state not-for-profit, the Indiana Freedom Trails, to confirm and document sites that can be definitively linked to the UGRR. Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, will discuss Indiana’s role in the events, talk about documenting stories, and offer suggestions you can use in your county. All you history buffs would not like to miss this program. Please sign up by 3/18/13.

Date: 
Mar 19 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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