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Stories of Fugitive Slaves

"A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves" by Eastman Johnson

State College, Pennsylvania
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vanderbilt University history professor Richard Blackett tells the stories of fugitive slaves, examining how they used the U.S. Mail to communicate with other slaves and how they planned and executed escapes to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This event was hosted by Penn State University's Richards Civil War Era Center.

Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2:04pm (ET)

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