october, 2017

25oct(oct 25)7:00 pmIn Their Steps: Josiah Henson & the Underground RailroadChapters:Rockville Memorial

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Josiah Henson Rockville native and the inspiration for the title character in Uncle Tom Cabin asked all for freedom on the 19th century Underground Railroad. Learn about his life, and those of other local freedom fighters, such as Ann Maria Weems, who fled slavery in Rockville disguised as a boy. Hear the story of two sisters from a prominent Rockville family, who were divided on the issue of slavery, and exemplified the schisms amongst slaveholders that ignited the fiery Civil War. Tony Cohen of the Menare Foundation will present an illustrated history of our local Underground Railroad, including documents, photos and artifacts related to slavery and escape in Rockville.

 

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter and by Peerless Rockville

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

Rockville Memorial Library

21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

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