The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America
The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America
WhenWednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:45 – 8:45 PM
CategoriesAfter Five
SponsorSmithsonian Associates
VenueS. Dillon Ripley Center
Event LocationS. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit),
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In the decades before the Civil War a clandestine network of human traffickers and slave traders stole away thousands of free African Americans from the northern states in order to sell them into slavery in the Deep South. In an absorbing evening, historian Richard Bell examines the prevalence of this heinous practice, the routes the kidnappers took, and the techniques they used to lure free black people.

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