January 7, 2017
with Momodou Sarr and Joan Featherman
Did you know that in the 1800s, Greenfield was home to an active regional abolition group?
- We will learn about the Franklin County Anti-Slavery Society, local Underground Railroad sites and area abolitionists.
- We wil draw parallels between the multi-faceted strategies used in the 1800s to defeat slavery and strategies we can use now to defeat the renewal of racism and other injustices,
The Road To Freedom, Anti-Slavery Activity in Greenfield, Massachusetts, 12-page booklet PDF
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Underground Airlines, Ben Winters
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in History and Memory; edited by David Blight