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Abolition and the Underground Railroad (virtual)
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester County was home to a diverse patchwork of religious communities, antislavery activities and free Black populations, all working to end the blight of slavery during the Civil War era. Kennett Square was known as the “hotbed of abolitionism” and “the hub of the Underground Railroad” with more Underground Railroad stations than anywhere else in the nation. The county’s myriad Quaker communities fostered strong abolitionist sentiment and a robust pool of activists aiding freedom seekers on their road to emancipation. Author Mark Lanyon captures the rich history of antislavery activity that transformed Chester County into a vital region in the nation’s fight for freedom.