2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture Series
Saturday October 14, 2017
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania. Speaker is Cooper Wingert.
The story of slavery in Pennsylvania is seldom told. The institution lingered in some regions of the commonwealth for more than fifty years after the state's 1780 Gradual Abolition. Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. In South Central Pennsylvania, the Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Historian and author Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.
Cooper Wingert is the author of 10 books and numerous articles, and the winner of the 2012 Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award. He is currently a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.
Light refreshments served. Registration not required. Free and open to the public. 2nd Saturday Lecture Series made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust.
Location: Lincoln Gallery
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