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The Underground Railroad in Indiana, Frankfort
Start Date: 2/29/2016Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 2/29/2016End Time: 7:00 PM
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Frankfort Public Library
208 W. Clinton St, Frankfort, IN
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Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology will discuss the history of the Underground Railroad in Indiana.

As enslaved Africans tried to gain their freedom, many decided that their only option was to run north into states that did not allow slavery or into Canada. Many slaves escaped with no assistance, but others were helped by participants of the UGRR. The UGRR was most active in Indiana between 1830 and 1865. The UGRR was neither underground nor a railroad but a network of individuals and communities that helped fugitive slaves. Sometimes the assistance was spontaneous, other times highly organized. Because aiding an escaping slave was illegal, the activity was usually carried out in secret.

To learn more about the UGRR in Indiana, visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/2798.htm
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Name: Anna Lake
Email: alake@myfcpl.org
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