Freedom’s Friends: The Underground Railroad & Abolitionists
May 24, 2019 at 7:41 am
On September 4, 2019, at the Brownhelm Historical Association Membership Meeting, Amanda Manahan will present "Freedom’s Friends: The Underground Railroad and Abolitionists in Oberlin, Ohio" at 7:30 pm at the Historic Brownhelm School & Museum, 1940 North Ridge Road in Vermilion.
Prior to the Civil War, Oberlin was said to be second only to Canada as a place of refuge for African Americans seeking their freedom. Join Amanda Manahan for a discussion of the decisions that shaped Oberlin’s growth as a station and learn about the individuals and events that made Oberlin one of the most active stations on the Underground Railroad. Amanda Manahan is a Museum Educator and Tour Coordinator at the Oberlin Heritage Center.
Doors open at 6 pm; Brownhelm Historical Association business meeting takes place from 6:30 pm to 7 pm; social time is 7 pm; program begins at 7:30 pm. Note there will be a 50/50 Raffle at upcoming BHA meetings.
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