The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Date: Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives

Eric Foner builds on fresh evidence, including a secret, detailed record of slave escapes, to tell the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Ed Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, moderates a panel including Eric Foner, professor of history at Columbia University and author of Gateway to FreedomEdna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University; and Adam Rothman, associate professor of history at Georgetown University.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the myArchives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

The event is free, but RSVPs are highly recommended through this link.

February 03, 2015 at 7:00pm - 9pm

National Archives & Records Administration

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20408
United States