Monday, January 18, 2010
The Underground Railroad
This sign in the parking lot of the Israel AME Church on Hamilton Street between Lark and Dove Streets always brings me back to my grade school days when we learned about the Underground Railroad. Or were supposed to learn about it. As with too many subjects, it was a name or a date skimmed over quickly and we were on to the next lessons. Certainly there was no mention of our very own local ties to the network that helped Southern slaves escape to the free North in the years prior to the Civil War.
The Underground Railroad Workshop web site which works to recognize local sites affiliated with the Railroad gives a brief history of this church...click here.