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Virtual Lecture – The Reverse Underground Railroad: Stolen, Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guest speaker Richard Bell discusses his research and story behind his new book, Stolen, which covers the grim story of human trafficking and slave traders who ”stole” away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. His newest book tells of the odyssey of five free black boys kidnapped from Philadelphia in 1825 who were coffled to Mississippi for sale as slaves, only to escape, return and lead a manhunt to bring their former captors to justice.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers