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The Underground Railroad in Jefferson County, Indiana: An Interracial Partnership Ahead of Its Time

Hosted by Jefferson County Public Library

Join historian J. Michael Raley as he examines the day-to-day operations of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Indiana and the Ohio River border region.

February 8
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Jefferson County Public Library
420 West Main Street
Madison, IN 47250
Free

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The history of the Underground Railroad has long been marked by contentious debate. Surviving evidence from Jefferson County, Indiana, sheds new light on the day-to-day operations of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Indiana and the Ohio River border region. Join historian J. Michael Raley as he examines the complex interracial network of fugitive slaves, their enslaved and free black families and friends, the free black residents of the Georgetown community in Madison, Indiana, and white abolitionists from area churches and antislavery societies.