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Stories of Ohio’s Underground Railroad: A Discussion of Beyond the River with author Ann Hagedorn

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hosted by the Upper Arlington Historical Society, author Ann Hagedorn will lead attendees through her in-depth research for this award-winning book. The page-turning story details one of the most successful social movements in history: the grassroots network of men and women, black and white, who assisted fugitive slaves in America to escape to freedom. The narrative brings to life the struggles of abolitionists and expands the definition of such heroes to include women, people of African descent, and youth. The story unfolds at a stunning site on a high bluff overlooking the five bends of the Ohio River, in a town that was once a hub for anti-slavery activists with direct ties to Harriet Beecher Stowe and Willian Lloyd Garrison… Beyond the River was hailed by the American Library Association as one of the “25 most notable nonfiction books in America” in 2004.

Part of the Society’s History Speaks Vol 2 series. For more information including upcoming ticket sales, see uahistory.org


February 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jones Middle School Auditorium
2100 Arlington Ave.
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States
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