Enslaved, Freedom, and Beyond
Allison L. Smith, M. Ed. of Warren, Ohio.
Smith will share stories about the lives of those that were enslaved and their life after enslavement once they found freedom along the Underground Railroad. Allison L. Smith is a Fiber Artist Storyteller and retired teacher. She currently has a display in the lobby of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library for the month of February.
"The Canaan of Liberty": Ohio's Underground Railroad in History and Memory
Amy Laurel Fluker, PhD
Robert W. Reeder I Professor of History
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
In the decades before the Civil War, Ohio rose to the forefront of the antislavery crusade. For freedom-seekers on the Underground Railroad, the state became a powerful symbol of liberation from slavery. Still today, the state prides itself on its importance to the antislavery movement. Over time, however, popular awareness of the significant obstacles that freedom- seekers and their allies faced has faded. This talk will bridge the gap between myth and reality by exploring the fascinating legacy of the Underground Railroad in Ohio.
All programs are free to the public, part of the Sutliff Museum's "Nurturing Pathways to Freedom" spring lecture series.
All programs will be presented in the Community Auditorium of Boscov’s Department Store in the Eastwood Mall. Doors open at 1:30pm and the lectures will begin at 2:00pm.