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Virtual Lecture: Navigating the Underground Railroad in the Hudson Valley

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Viewed as a triumphalist effort of liberation, the Underground Railroad has rightly been called “America’s first civil rights movement”. Beneath the triumph, however, lay danger, risk, and displacement. Today’s presentation will explore both aspects of the Underground Railroad story as it played out for people and places in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York.

Peter Bunten is chairman of the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project. Through MHAHP, he is affiliated with the Dutchess County Historical Society, Celebrating the African Spirit, and the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State. Before retirement, Mr. Bunten worked as the Education Manger for Historic Hudson Valley. He is a native of Poughkeepsie and currently lives in the Bronx.

This event can be accessed from the comfort of your own home online via Zoom at the following link: https://bit.ly/3dhEOQ6. Zoom is free to download, and the lecture is complimentary to attend. Follow the registration instructions on the screen. Limited to the first 100 attendees.

Donations to support the Friends of the Walkway in providing additional content like this are encouraged and can be made online at walkway.org/donate or by texting the word WALKWAY to 845-203-2260.


May 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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