Civil War 150 event: “The Underground Railroad” Documentary

51Bxkf1iNRL__SY300_Today, Thursday, May 23rd at 2:00pm the Columbus Public Library is showing the documentary “The Underground Railroad” as part of it’s Civil War 150 series.

The Underground Railroad began in colonial America and continued until the end of the Civil War. Native Americans helped the earliest slaves escape into Spanish Florida. Later, slaves found their way to freedom in the northern states, Canada, the western frontier, and Cuba.

Award-winning host Alfre Woodard narrates this history with the help of archival images, dramatic reenactments, and comments from prominent historians.

This documentary honors the humanitarians, both remembered and forgotten, who risked everything they had for the sake of freedom.

The event is free and open to the public.

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