Events & Exhibits - Fall 1999
You are invited to attend...
- "Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad"
by Commonwealth Speaker Dr. Nilgtin Anadoli OkurThe Underground Railroad was a series of secret routes and hiding places Abolitionists used to help slaves escape. Philadelphia was a center for its operations, and many of its most important stations were in the counties of Pennsylvania. Dr.Okur's slide-illustrated talk covers the passages: inns, and isolated private homes in the woods used by the escaping slaves.
- Monday, November 1, 1999 at 7:00 p.m.
The University of Scranton
Hyland Hall 102
(Jefferson Ave. & Linden St.)
Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library
The Lackawanna Historical Society
* This presentation is free-of-charge and open to the public *
For more information call: 570-941-7816
Dr. Okur's presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania
Humanities Council (PH C), supported in part by a grant from the
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
- Dr. Okur, recipient of two Fullbright awards, is Assistant Professor of African
American History and Literature at Temple University in Pennsylvania.