UNIVERSITY PARK–(ENEWSPF)–February 16, 2016. The Knowledge Exchange is now accepting registrations for its course ‘Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad.’ Join author Larry McClellan in this special 4-week course for an exploration of the movement of freedom seekers and the networks of the Underground Railroad that supported them in the decades before the Civil War. Looking at: Slavery and Abolitionism in Illinois; Freedom Stories of Caroline Quarles and others; Black Leadership and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850; and Kidnappings and the Great Chicago Exodus.
The course will take place in classroom B2201 at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park on Fridays, Feb. 19 & 26, March 4 & 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $36.50. REGISTER HERE
About the Presenter: Dr. Larry McClellan
After finishing his graduate studies at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, Larry helped create Governors State University in 1976, and served long-term as Professor of Sociology and Community Studies. He was mayor of University Park in the mid-1970s and has been deeply involved with racial justice and black history concerns for many years. He has just completed co-authoring a book on Carolina Quarles, a freedom seeker who escaped from St. Louis in 1843, and has done presentations on the Underground Railroad for national and state level conferences. In 2016 he is completing a book on the Underground Railroad in the Chicago region.
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