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The Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois

  • 14 Aug 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom hosted by Glenview Public Library

The Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois

Speaker: Larry McClellan

Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois

On the movement of fugitive slaves into Illinois and through the Chicago region and the assistance given through the networks of the Underground Railroad.

The presenter is Dr. Larry McClellan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Community Studies at Governors State University. He has written extensively on the Underground Railroad in Illinois and on the history of the region south of Chicago and its communities. He was the principal author of applications that added sites in Crete, Lockport and on the Little Calumet River to the National Park Service registry of significant Underground Railroad sites in America.

Two new books are now available: The Underground Railroad South of Chicago and To the River: The Remarkable Journey of Caroline Quarlls, a Freedom Seeker on the Underground Railroad.

This program is co-sponsored with the Glenview Public Library.

Please register on the library event page, and a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

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