Underground Railroad History Project, Presented by Paul Stewart

The Underground Railroad was the movement that enslaved African Americans used to gain freedom in the 19th century. The Capital Region of New York State was visited by thousands of fugitives seeking freedom in the years prior to the Civil War. The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. seeks to acknowledge the active underground railroad movement in our region, to raise awareness about and stimulate interested in this little recognized and inspiring part of our history, to understand it in its historic context, to encourage the recognition of local historic figures and the activities in which they engaged, to preserve the history and to relate the history with us today.

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