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Lecture: “Slavery in Bedford: Did the Underground Railroad Stop Here?”
February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Town Historian Sharon McDonald has been researching the history of slavery in Bedford. It stunned her to find that there were enslaved men, women and children of color living here in Bedford’s early days! What were their names? Did they ultimately escape bondage? Was Bedford a link on the nineteenth century Underground Railroad? Join us to find out!
Join in the Great Room of the Old Town Hall at 2:00 pm for refreshments and at 2:30 pm for announcements our guest speaker. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Bedford Historical Society.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
And, before the program, see the 20-year-old Faces of Bedford images on display at Old Town Hall https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2019/02/faces-of-bedford-returns/