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The Reverse Underground Railroad in Ohio

2023-04-15 11:00:00 2023-04-15 12:00:00 America/New_York The Reverse Underground Railroad in Ohio Ohio is known for its part in the Underground Railroad, but with this came the Reverse Underground Railroad. One brought freedom, while the other brought slavery. Registration required. Green Branch Library - Community Room

Saturday, April 15
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-15 11:00:00 2023-04-15 12:00:00 America/New_York The Reverse Underground Railroad in Ohio Ohio is known for its part in the Underground Railroad, but with this came the Reverse Underground Railroad. One brought freedom, while the other brought slavery. Registration required. Green Branch Library - Community Room

Green Branch Library

Community Room

Ohio is known for its part in the Underground Railroad, but with this came the Reverse Underground Railroad. One brought freedom, while the other brought slavery. Registration required.

Prior to the Civil War, thousands escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. Untold others failed in the attempt.

These unfortunate souls were dragged into bondage via the Reverse Underground Railroad, as it came to be called. With more lines on both roads than any other state, the Free State of Ohio became a hunting ground for slave catchers and kidnappers who roamed the North with impunity, seeking "fugitives" or any person of color who could be sold into slavery. And when they found one, they would kidnap their victim and head south to reap the reward.

Authors David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker reveal not only the terror and injustice but also the bravery and determination born of this dark time in American history.

There will be books available for purchase.

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | Black History |

Green Branch Library

green@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.896.9074
Branch manager
Sherry Swisher

Hours
We're closed Monday May 29 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 29 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 31 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 Closed

About the branch

The Green Branch Library offers fun, exciting, and educational programs for customers of all ages, both in the Library and throughout the Green community. Visit us for preschool storytime and school-age and family events at the Library. Visit our NatureConnect space and also look for our youth librarians in your schools' classrooms where they will be making a visit soon. Adults can participate in book discussion groups, including our newest, the Food For Thought Cookbook Club, and attend informative programs on health and wellness, financial education, local history, and much more. While at the library, computers, WiFi, faxing and scanning are available for your use. Books, movies, and music are ready for you to borrow.

Next time you're out and about in our community—at the Celebration of Education, Freedom Fest, Trick or Treat Trail, Christmas at Town Park—look for the Green Branch Library table and the friendly Library staff. We want to say hello and share all that's happening at your public library.

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room

Thu, Jun 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room

Fri, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room

Sat, Jun 03, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Community Room

Mon, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Wed, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ampitheater

Wed, Jun 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Community Room

Mon, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room
Registration opens Wednesday, May 31 2023 at 10:00am

Mon, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amphitheater

Wed, Jun 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Wed, Jun 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amphitheater

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Sat, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Wed, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amphitheater