Stories of the Underground Railroad in the Region: A Presentation at the Chesapeake City Library Monday, January 9, 2016 at 6:30 p. m.
In the presentation at the Chesapeake City Library, I will expose and then dispose of myths and folktales that have accumulated over the years about the Underground Railroad, share what historians have learned about it in recent studies, and include my own research in the region. In 2014, I conducted two studies on UGRR routes through Cecil County on the request of the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom program, and I was able to verify the importance of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad at Perryville and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. For the Chesapeake City audience, I will emphasize stories related to the canal, and for the Perryville audience at Perryville Library on February 17 at 7, I will emphasize the railroad stories.
Freedom Seekers and Freedom Stealers along the Mason - Dixon Line
Milt Diggins, M. ed., an independent scholar, author, public historian, and public speaker.