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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Grand Opening Events

From the NPS: The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand … Continue reading

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WHM Profile: Beth Parnicza

by ECW Correspondent Emily Losito Elizabeth Parnicza stood next to the edge of Stewarts Canal in Maryland, which the abolitionist Harriet Tubman and her father worked on during their time of slavery. The canal was built between 1810 and 1830 … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad Wins the National Book Award

In October, we offered a review by Chris Mackowski of Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad. As a quick follow-up, we wanted to report that the novel was selected last month as the recipient of the 2016 National Book Award … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad Offers a Harrowing Journey through American Race Relations

As a boy, Colson Whitehead imagined an underground railroad full of steam engines that ran through tunnels deep beneath the Antebellum earth on routes that stretch to indeterminate places. He was disappointed to discover the railroad—as important as it was … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “America’s Fiery Trial” Symposium

This weekend marks the second annual Civil War symposium at the Victoria Read Public Library, in Flushing, Ohio. For the past two years event coordinator Roger Micker has put together a great lineup of speakers. Last years event paid tribute … Continue reading

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 2)

Part two in a series. While thousands of slaves escaped slavery before the Civil War, in many cases using the Underground Railroad, thousands more escaped slavery during the Civil War.  In 1862, from April to August the Union army occupied … Continue reading

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