CANCELLED- Underground Railroad

Saturday, March 14th 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Three part presentation on the Underground Railroad and the part Lancaster played in it presented by Leroy Hopkins.

March 14th Enslaved Africans in Lancaster County: Including who were the owners? how were the Africans used? and the growth of free African societies.

April 11th  Traditional Historiography of the Underground Railroad: Including Author Robert Clemens Smedley’s History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and Neighboring Counties

May 9th A New Look at the Underground Railroad: Including Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain and Columbia Vicinities

Leroy Hopkins was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a black history?” and he has been answering it ever since.