African American Lecture Series: The Underground Railroad In Eastern North Carolina

June 20, 2024
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Cullman Performance Hall, NC History Center

Presented by Leesa Jones

The Underground Railroad was a complex and organized system of ‘veiled’ communication, secrecy and self-sacrifice that enabled local Freedom Seekers to self-emancipate from local plantations to diverse areas of this country, Canada, Mexico and beyond. Using documents, books, artifacts, music and ‘slave coded messages’ which could include food, clothing and plants, the audience will learn of the courage, brilliance, and creativity of those who sought their freedom from eastern North Carolina using the maritime underground railroad and overland routes.