A Friend of A Friend: Tales of The Underground Railroad

Saturday, March 02, 2019

A Friend of A Friend: Tales of The Underground Railroad 
By Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill & Jill Rafferty-Weinisch 
March 2, 2019 

This original docu-play, developed by theREP, used New York State archival documents to bring to life the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act in the Capital Region. The story tells the intense moral struggles of several local residents, including former slave Solomon Northup and Harriet and Stephen Myers, who produced an anti-slavery newspaper and risked their freedom to be conductors on the Underground Railroad. 
 

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