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  1. Historical Society Honors Frederick DouglassRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    Former MHS Vice President Doug Edwards, portraying Frederick Douglass, presents one of Dogulass' most famous speeches, at the Cheney Homestead on Feb. 11. Former MHS Vice President Doug Edwards, portraying Frederick Douglass, presents one of Dogulass' most famous speeches, at the Cheney Homestead on Feb. 11. While many homes and churches played an integral role in the Underground Railroad, the state also aggressively captured and prosecuted fugitive slaves, and many well-off Connecticut families kept slaves of their own. On Sunday, Feb. 11, in observance of Black History month, the Manchester Historical Society at the Cheney Homestead presented the program, "Manchester, Frederick Douglass, and the Battle to End Slavery."

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  2. Quilts tell story of dash to freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The News

    Damien Lawrence with the Pictou County YMCA, observing one of the quilts on display at the Pictou Count Wellness Centre. - Fram Dinshaw A homey-looking quilt on display at Pictou County Wellness Centre told the harrowing story of slaves fleeing on the Underground Railroad to Canada through its shapes and patterns.

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  3. Keeping history alive: Wayne County's connection to the Underground RailroadRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

    Thousands of people escaped slavery through New York State by relying on a network of people, places, and things known as the Underground Railroad. There are a lot of clues that tell us Wayne County was a prime spot on the journey to freedom.

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  4. Review: Dessa Rose Musical Performed to Perfection Saluting Black History Month at Chromolume TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... order to secure safe hotel rooms or meals for the entire traveling group. It's their own version of the Underground Railroad, leading them to new lives "Just Over the Line." Along with Carlson and Tabb, the Dessa Rose cast (in alphabetical order) ...

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  5. New Niagara Falls Underground Railroad museum set to open this springRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Post-Standard

    Located in the former 1863 U.S. Custom House attached to the Niagara Falls International Train Station and Intermodal Transportation Center at 825 Depot Avenue W., organizers say the Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society. The Heritage Center is a project of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, in cooperation with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service.

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  6. Brad Meltzer a " I Am Harriet TubmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSCJ-AM Sioux City

    ... iet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

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  7. Hidden History: Bethel Church Will Become a HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Indianapolis has served the city for 182 years. It played a role in the Underground Railroad and decades later was rebuilt after being burned to the ground.

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  8. Looking back at Nelson Tolbert Gant: from slave to wealthy businessmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | O-R Online

    When we think about the Underground Railroad, it is normally in terms of the homes or barns used as stops, the false walls that concealed secret rooms where fugitive slaves were hidden, or the famous conductors like Harriet Tubman who led escaped slaves along the trail to freedom.

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  9. Program at Gibsonville church brings black inventors to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Burlington Times News

    ... Faison, a retired teacher and historical re-enactor who is an expert in the life and legacy of famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. This, partnered with passionate speeches from the Rev. Harvey L. Bigelow, and representatives from ...

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  10. York CWRT to discuss "Abolitionists of South Central Pennsylvania" onaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The York Daily Record

    ... they believed was right. Women, alongside men, wrote protests, petitioned Congress and pioneered the Underground Railroad. The sister of Benjamin Lundy, one of America's most famous abolitionists, married into an Adams County family, and spent ...

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  11. Showing unity For TrinityRead the original story

    Sunday | Troy Daily News

    ... The present Episcopal Church has oral histories passed down, which say there was involvement in the Underground Railroad. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office recognizes that the church is of historical significance. We have had a preservation ...

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  12. Black History Celebration Offers Song, Dance, ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | New Rochelle Talk

    With song and dance, arts and crafts, and novels offered by the authors who wrote them, schools throughout the District celebrated Black History Month at New Rochelle High School last Saturday. The Jefferson Elementary School Special Chorus sang about the Underground Railroad.

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  13. The Watchdog: A lonely watchdog in Denton finding alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 17 | Denton Record-Chronicle

    ... who live in Denton's Quakertown neighborhood. The name honors Quaker abolitionists who helped in the Underground Railroad. It's 1918, and Quakertown has a doctor's office, restaurant, general store, funeral home, school, churches, lodges and more. ...

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  14. Minnesota woman works to find Underground Railroad proofRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | Star Tribune

    Carol Jefferson has spent the past four years trying to prove a point that still eludes her grasp: that runaway slaves once passed through Winona with the help of local abolitionists, making the city part of the Underground Railroad. "This has the potential to change the way we view early Winona," she told the Winona Daily News .

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  15. A lonely watchdog in Denton suddenly finds new allies as he fights to update a dark historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | Dallas Morning News

    ... who live in Denton's Quakertown neighborhood. The name honors Quaker abolitionists who helped in the Underground Railroad. It's 1918, and Quakertown has a doctor's office, restaurant, general store, funeral home, school, churches, lodges and more. ...

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  16. Check Out Visit Buffalo Niagara's New African-American Heritage VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | WNYMedia.net

    ... considering Buffalo and incorporating it into its website. The video highlights the story of the Underground Railroad, the jazz giants who walked through the doors of the Buffalo Colored Musicians Club, the Buffalo Colored Musicians Club Museum, the ...

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  17. Troy historians seek to buy rare 1840s portrait of African...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | Albany Times Union

    Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan, left, and Stacy Pomeroy Draper, curator, look over a photo of the artwork they are trying to purchase of Peter F. Baltimore, father of Garnet Douglass Baltimore, first African American graduate of RPI and city engineer on Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, in Troy, N.Y. Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 at the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy, N.Y. Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan, left, and Stacy Pomeroy Draper, curator, look over a photo of the artwork they are trying to purchase of Peter F. Baltimore, father of TROY The Rensselaer County Historical Society finds itself with a rare opportunity to acquire a portrait of Peter F. Baltimore who ran part of the Underground Railroad through his First Street barber shop, cut the hair of Union generals and was a leader in the city's African-American community before and ... (more)

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  18. The Record: Thursday, February 15, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... of its longest-rumored projects: The Black Panther . When author Colson Whitehead first heard about the Underground Railroad as a child he imagined a subway beneath the earth that escaped slaves could ride to freedom. He tells Fresh Air 's Terry ...

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  19. Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center to Open May 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | WNYMedia.net

    The Heritage Center is a project of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, in cooperation with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service. It is located in the former 1863 U.S. Custom House attached to the new Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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  20. Nyack People & Places: Was Nyack Brook a Landmark on the Underground Railroad?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 15 | NyackNewsAndViews

    ... helping runaway slaves (see The History of Rockland County .). Much remains unknown about how the Underground Railroad worked in Nyack, or whether it existed at all. Even the name, the "Underground Railroad," suggests a more organized system than is ...

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