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Underground Railroad – Anderson Family
April 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The speaker for the evening will be Bonnie A. Shockey, president of Allison-Antrim Museum. She will present a PowerPoint program entitled “The UGRR and the Anderson Family of Antrim Township.”
Traditionally, the Mason-Dixon Line, lying just a mile and one quarter south of Greencastle, divided the Northern states from the Southern states and for thousands of enslaved people, the Mason-Dixon Line culturally bisected the United States into the land of freedom and the land of slavery. Almost 200 years have passed since families, some known and many still unknown, in this geographical region began harboring runaways. The Underground Railroad, with its high level of secrecy and danger, was an adz which silently chipped away at the institution of slavery one human being at a time.