Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Preregistration is required for those attending via Zoom at castinehistoricalsociety.org. No registration is necessary if you will be attending in-person.
A lecture by Dr. Mary Freeman, University of Maine, that explores slavery and emancipation in Maine, antislavery activism and the role of African Americans, and Underground Railroad myths. Via Zoom and in-person at Emerson Hall, 67 Court St., Castine.
This presentation will briefly explore the long history of slavery and emancipation in Maine before focusing on antislavery activism in the decades leading up to the Civil War. Dr. Freeman will pay particular attention to the role of African Americans in advancing the cause of abolition in Maine and the complicated relationship between myth and historical fact in understanding Mainers’ involvement in the Underground Railroad.