The Underground Railroad and America's First Black Town, Brooklyn, Illinois

Miranda L. Yancey-Bailey, Joseph M. Galloy

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Abstract

The article focuses on the town of Brooklyn, Illinois and its role in aiding the escape of fugitive slaves during the Civil War. Topics discussed include a description of the Brooklyn Public Engagement Project sponsored by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey and the Historical Society of Brooklyn, and the connection between the religious institution African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Undergound Railroad escape system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10--11
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

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