In the decades before the Civil War, escaped slaves, or freedom seekers, traveled through the Chicago region, finding temporary refuge with local abolitionists before continuing their journey to freedom in Canada. Larry McClellan will describe the Chicago-area segment of the Underground Railroad and tell stories of some who passed through and the local settlers who assisted these freedom seekers. Dr. McClellan is Emeritus Professor at Governors State University and has written extensively on the Underground Railroad in Illinois.
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