Path to Freedom: How the Abolitionist Movement Helped Establish the Underground Railroad

As part of Black History Month, Owen Muelder from the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College will share his knowledge of how The Abolitionist Movement helped the Underground Railroad in becoming the first socially integrated movement in American history. The Anti-slavery Movement and UGRR were very significant in Illinois and because of its borders with slave states to the South and West, a significant number of fugitive slaves sought their freedom by escaping through the Prairie State.

Event is free but please register at the link.

Illinois History Forum – Anti-Slavery Movement

Moderator: Jeanne Schultz Angel, Independent Historian and Executive Director of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Suggested Reading: Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

Bring your lunch to this free discussion at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

Reservations are not required.

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