Tomorrow, Feb. 25, in a webinar that runs from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. two of the capital region’s leading researchers, Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, will make a presentation online about the Underground Railroad, a name for a system of helping slaves escape their (mostly Southern) masters on their trip to freedom in Canada. It can be watched online at events.flcc.edu.
The married scholars have organized an annual public conference on the Underground Railroad for the past 18 years, as well as having spoken to hundreds of groups, published numerous articles, and created curriculum materials. Their talk on Thursday will be what they call a “new interpretation of a very old story. ” They will “explain the initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center connects the public with this local history and its relevance to modern times.”
The talk is presented as part of the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) Black History month.