Underground Railroad topic of Fort Stanwix Zoom event

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A Zoom presentation on the Underground Railroad in Oneida County will be hosted by Fort Stanwix National Monument and park partners on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The report, “We took to ourselves liberty: Historic Sites Relating to the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism, and African American Life in Oneida County and Beyond,” is the culmination of a two-year project sponsored by Fort Stanwix National Monument through the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians. 

Presenters will include Judith Wellman, principal investigator, and researchers and writers Jan DeAmicis, Jessica Clarke Harney, Milton Sernett and Deirdre Sinnott.

The Underground Railroad was a multi-racial civil rights movement of epic proportions. As a major transportation hub, Oneida County became a center of this national movement. Most freedom seekers went through Oneida County to Canada. Many also settled here. The program begins at 2 p.m. Registration is free. The registration link is as follows: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EqJXL8IwSZSFhPIoVcwsIg. It can also be found on the park webpage at NPS.gov/fost/learn/news.

Fort Stanwix is one of more than 400 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about national parks, visit www.nps.gov.  For information about park history, contact. 315-338-7730, or visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/fost.

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