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18 hrs ago | CBC News

Africville reunion drawing American tourists

This weekend's Africville reunion is drawing American tourists following the Underground Railroad.


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21 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany


An Albany home that led thousands to freedom in the Underground Railroad is getting a million dollar face lift this summer.


Related Topix: Rensselaer County, NY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Marietta Times

Oldest home in Belpre

Crossing the river in the dead of night, a conductor leading the way, many slaves made their way toward Ohio and a chance at freedom.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Belpre, OH, Marietta College

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Burlington Times News

Pathway to Freedom' remains a tale of struggle, hope

It was a rare treat to have Ann Hunt Smith, who composed the music for "Pathway To Freedom" present for the show's opening on July 3. Smith could be heard singing along and tapping her feet to such spirituals as "Wade in the Water" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," among others.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Snow Camp, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Underground Railroad Conference highlights Detroit's role

In the cover of darkness, thousands of people made their way to Detroit. They took shelter in homes, barns, basements, anywhere they could safely hide as they sought freedom.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI


Marking history

Byberry Hall, located at Byberry and Thornton roads, will have a state historical marker unveiled this Saturday.


Related Topix: Activism, Philadelphia, PA, African-American


Student seeks help with local Underground Railroad research

My name is Nicholas Patler and I am currently researching and writing an in-depth MA thesis at Bethany Theological Seminary on the Underground Railroad in Wayne County, along with a booklet for the Wayne County Historical Museum.


Related Topix: Wayne County, IN, Bethany Theological Seminary, African-American, Fountain City, IN, Richmond, IN

The Warwick Advertiser

Slave music returns to Hudson Valley Underground Railroad route

Newburgh Jazz Series presents Tyrone Birkett at the Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Campbell Hall on Wednesday, July 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tyrone Birkett's music is a 21st century extension of the freedom songs sung by slaves in the early 1800s.


Related Topix: Campbell Hall, NY, Chester, NY, Goshen, NY, Beacon, NY, Dutchess County, NY, Entertainment

Tue Jul 15, 2014


'Underground Railroad' Ferries Gays Out Of Uganda

The plight of gay Ugandans is well-known here , but it hasn't gone unnoticed by the rest of the world.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Olympia, WA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Detroit News

Underground Railroad's women to get their due at Detroit conference

It was the 1850s, when African-Americans who did the same were deemed fugitives and risked capture, punishment or worse.


Related Topix: African-American, Michigan, Wayne County, MI

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Huntsville's Historic Lowry House hosts Annual Storytelling Series

The Storytelling Series is back at the Lowry House! On Sunday, July 13 at 3:00 pm, Bobby Hayden, local historian and storyteller, begins a series on the Underground Railroad.


Sat Jul 05, 2014

Daily Herald

Underground Railroad opens speaker series in E. Dundee

A photo of Allan Pinkerton is part of a mix of photos and articles about Dundee's involvement with the Underground Railroad brought by presenter Marge Edwards of the Dundee Township Historical Society.


Related Topix: East Dundee, IL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Business Journal

My view: Civil Rights Act marks 50 years

In 1964, I was a young girl attending a newly integrated grade school near my home in Wilberforce, Ohio.


Related Topix: Wilberforce, OH, African-American

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Christian Newswire

Manifest Destiny: The Path Towards Wisdom

Manifest Destiny: The Path Towards Wisdom by Dr. Jamere Brown Spencer reveals hope, purpose and identity through a powerful testimony of his life that led him to victory in finding his own purpose and destiny in the Kingdom of God.


Related Topix: University of Missouri, University of Central Missouri

Sun Jun 29, 2014


5 things to know about Livingston on Staten Island's North Shore

Like many other Staten Island neighborhoods, Livingston enjoys a rich history and touts a few surviving architectural gems on its quiet residential streets as well as the centerpiece jewel: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden .


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Livingston, NY

Fri Jun 27, 2014


Stop on historic Underground Railroad to be marked in Paterson

The block of Broadway was once home to the Excelsior Coffee and Spice Factory, where a wealthy white man and his African-American apprentice did far more than harvest coffee beans.


Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Drink, Coffee

The Janesville Gazette

Young slave girl survived by hiding out on this farm

The Dwinnell farm can be seen on Bowers Road just north of the intersection with Potters Road in the town of Lafayette.


Related Topix: Caroline, WI, Waukesha, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Thu Jun 26, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Underground Railroad Station Found Near Downtown Springfield

An archeological dig is underway in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and state archeologist Terrance Martin says they are finding the home of Jameson Jenkins, a friend of Abraham Lincoln and a conductor with the Underground Railroad.


Related Topix: Springfield, IL, US National Parks, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln