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The Underground Railroad in Indiana, Demotte
Start Date: 2/29/2020Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 2/29/2020End Time: 2:00 PM
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Demotte Public Library
901 Birch St SW, Demotte, IN

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 what has become known as the Underground Railroad (UGRR). The UGRR was most active in Indiana between 1830 and 1865. The UGRR was neither underground nor a railroad. The UGRR refers to the 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. DHPA's Jeannie Regan-Dinius will discuss Indiana's role in the events, talk about documenting stories, and offer suggestions you can use in your county.  

Learn more about the UGRR in Indiana at

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Name: Neile Trainor
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