Events & Exhibits - Fall 1999

You are invited to attend...

"Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad"
by Commonwealth Speaker Dr. Nilgtin Anadoli Okur
The 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.)
Co-Sponsors:
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.
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