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Black History Month Lecture

  • Listen to little-known stories of freedom-seeking by sea and the less-understood maritime side of the Underground Railroad.
  • Learn how escapes were managed along the East Coast, moving from the Carolinas, Virginia, and Maryland to safe harbor in northern cities such as Philadelphia, New York, New Bedford, and Boston.
  • Expands your understanding of how freedom was achieved by sea and what this journey looked like for untold numbers of African Americans. With few exceptions, successful escapes from enslavement in the Deep South were achieved not overland, but by water.

Dr. Timothy Walker (Hiram College, 1986), Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a scholar of maritime history, colonial overseas expansion, and trans-oceanic slave trading.

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