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Enslavement & the Underground Railroad in Delaware: Stories from Below the Canal

The Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware will present an exciting program of current projects, including a new video, The Tilly Escape, about the most daring rescue mission of Harriet Tubman (Seaford); and, the search for the African Burial Ground at the John Dickinson Plantation (Dover).


Debra Martin has been associated with the URCD since 2007 and is a current board member. As the Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Wilmington, she has the opportunity to pursue documentation of Underground Railroad stories and to create new public history opportunities.

Jim Blackwell is a retired teacher, presently using his skills as a storyteller and curator at the Seaford Museum. Jim meticulously documented the Tilly Escape story for a successful application to the National Network to Freedom program.

Gloria Henry is Site Supervisor at the John Dickinson Plantation, a museum of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and a unit of First State National Historical Park. She has been instrumental in researching and initiating the interpretation of the full story of the site and successfully nominated JDP to the National Network to Freedom program. Gloria is the vice president of the URCD

Monday, February 13, 2023
5:00pm - 6:15pm Eastern Time
Mary Wootten Carpenter Room
Laurel Public Library
  History and Genealogy