Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
$5 for single lecture, $15 for entire John and Francie Pepper Lecture Series
The second John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series program features Eric Foner, one of the country’s most prominent historians. Foner will discuss his new book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. The book, based on new evidence including a detailed record of escaped slaves, focuses on New York and the cities crucial role in bringing fugitive slaves from the upper South through Philadelphia and on to upstate New York, New England and Canada. Foner takes the Underground Railroad from folklore to sweeping history.
About the Author
Foner received his doctoral degree at Columbia and is one of only two people to serve as president of three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association and Society of American Historians.
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