Event Lectures and Symposia The Maritime Underground Railroad

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EST

  • This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Part of Black History Month

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For Black History Month, a panel discusses how enslaved people achieved their freedom and what the journey by sea looked like for many African Americans. Featuring Timothy D. Walker, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, and Cassandra Newby-Alexander, and moderated by Kluge Center Director John Haskell.