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An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

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October 16, 2013 – August 31, 2014
Recurring daily
Next Event: Wed, April 16, 2014

Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine enterprise-Samuel D. Burris and Thomas Garrett-the exhibit explores the actions of a number of brave people who made principled decisions to follow their consciences rather than what they viewed as the unjust laws of the state and nation.

 

 

99 Kings Highway • Dover, DE 19901 • 1-866-284-7483
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